Plant Guide: Short Plants for Sun

These short plants crave the sun and will look great in a stylish container on your deck or patio.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Magic Carpet DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Bidens ferulifolia

A short-lived perennial with open, starlike, bright yellow flowers at the ends of thin, wiry stems from summer to fall. Often grown in hanging baskets to snake through adjacent plants. 'Golden Goddess' has finer leaves and larger flowers.
Height: To 12 inches
Spread: 36 inches
Hardiness: Plants that survive outside in mild regions or sheltered sites
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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