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Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center

Bidens ferulifolia 'Taka Tuka Red Yellow Center'

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Taka Tuka Red Yellow Center (Bidens ferulifolia 'Taka Tuka Red Yellow Center') at Vandermeer Nursery

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center flowers

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center flowers

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Taka Tuka Red Yellow Center (Bidens ferulifolia 'Taka Tuka Red Yellow Center') at Vandermeer Nursery

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center flowers

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Beggarticks

Description:

This stunning selection showcases flowers with red tips and yellow centers; a well branched variety that is ideal for flower beds, large containers and hanging baskets; attracts pollinators; long blooming season

Ornamental Features

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center has masses of beautiful red daisy flowers with gold eyes and yellow centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its tiny ferny leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Taka Tuka® Red Yellow Center is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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