Bidens aurea is a short lived perennial is generally grown as a half hardy annual in the UK.
It is a vigorous trailing annual that is an ideal plant for borders, baskets and a wild garden area.
Bright golden-yellow flowers appear in June / July and continue flowering until the first frosts.
It needs to be grown in a moisture retentative soil, and in full sunlight.
Plants will grow up to 900mm (36") high with a similar spread.
They are susceptible to aphid attacks and powdery mildew.
Sow seed in trays of seed compost and germinate at a temperature of 18°- 20°C (64°-68°F)
Germination should take up to a week.
Prick out seedlings into 50mm (2") cell trays or 50mm (2") apart in boxes of multi-purpose compost.
circa Week 22:
When all fear of late frost has passed plant out in light, poor, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.
Pinching out tops at this time will encourage branching.
Take tip cuttings, and once they have rooted, grow on at a minimum of 4°C (40°F)