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 Peter's Gold Carpet

Peter's Gold Carpet

Bidens ferulifolia

Bidens

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General Information

Growing Tips:

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
10-15"
Spacing:
12-14"
Hardy Temp:
30°F (-1°C)
Hardiness Zones:
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Uses:

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes and landscaping

Features:

Vigorous, heat and drought tolerant; bright gold flowers spring to fall

Patent:
Bidens Peter's Gold Carpet 'Goldteppich' PP12880 PP

Cultural/Growing Information

pH:
5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method):
0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization Recommendations:
150-200 ppm
Rooting Out:
55-65°F or 13-18°C
Growing On:
65-72°F or 18-22°C
Holding Temperature:
40-50°F or 4-10°C
Light Levels:
High
Water Requirements:
MODERATE TO MOIST
Planting & Timing Information:

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finish Time 4-5":
4-6
Finish Time 6"/Gallon:
5-7
Finish Time 8":
7-9
Finish Time 10-12":
10-12
Pinching/Growth Regulators:

For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets. B-9 (5000 ppm) or Sumagic (5-10 ppm) are effective on Peters Gold Carpet. B-9 (2500 ppm) and Sumagic (5 ppm) should be effective on Goldilocks Rocks.

Pest and Disease Management:

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Winter Flowering:
No
Spring Outdoor Finish:
Second to move outside

Current Varieties

Awards Won

    2006 - Top Performers
  • City of Cedar Rapids
    2006 - Top Performers
  • City of Cedar Rapids
    2006 - Top Performers
  • City of Cedar Rapids
    2006 - Top Performers
  • City of Cedar Rapids
    2003 - Best of Species
  • Penn State
    2003 - Best of Species
  • Penn State
    2003 - Best of Species
  • Penn State
    2003 - Best of Species
  • Penn State