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Campfire® Marshmallow Bidens hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
14" 20" 36cm 51cm
Height: 8" - 14"
Spread: 16" - 20"
Height: 20cm - 36cm
Spread: 41cm - 51cm
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  • Details

    8 - 14 Inches
    10 - 16 Inches
    16 - 20 Inches
    20cm - 36cm
    25cm - 41cm
    41cm - 51cm


    Campfire® Marshmallow Bidens  is vigorous, heat tolerant and can tolerate some drought stress. The large, pure white flowers  surround a golden yellow center. The flowers are larger than Campfire Flame and will be a great summer performer. Strong heat tolerance and pure white, self-cleaning flowers are the highlights of this all-season bloomer. Large blossoms on densely mounded plants are highly attractive to pollinators.

    This new pure white bidens adds a cool touch to full sun landscapes and containers from spring to fall. A showy tuft of gold in the center of each blossom draws in pollinating bees and the petals shed cleanly once spent, leaving the plant with a tidy appearance. Low seed set translates to greater flower power and less persistence in the garden. The densely mounded habit of Campfire® Marshmallow bidens makes it less of a mixer in containers and more of a showpiece on its own. It is most eye-catching when planted en masse in well-drained soil. It occupies a similar niche as Coreopsis in landscape designs but is much longer blooming with no deadheading required.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    8 - 14 Inches 20cm - 36cm
    10 - 16 Inches 25cm - 41cm
    16 - 20 Inches 41cm - 51cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Pure white petals surround a golden yellow center.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Border Plant
    Edging Plant
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for hanging baskets, patio planters and wonderful as a component in combination planters. Will perform well when planted in the landscape as well.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Self-cleaning, no dead-heading necessary.  This plant can be trimmed back at anytime if you feel it is outgrowing its space. This is a low-key easy to grow plant. It will perform best with moist soil, but can handle some drought stress. They don't need to be fed much. Usually a dose of  controlled or slow release plant food is sufficient for several months when planted in the landscape. If grown in containers they will do best with more regular feeding. Consult your plant food package for more detailed information.

  • 2 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Got this at Lindsey’s nursery in New Smyrna Beach in FL. This plant grows wild in Florida so to see a compact version with many more flowers and overall neater appearance is amazing. I know this plant will be a beautiful, great value perennial to add some winter interest to my garden.

      , Florida
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • This is one of the best-performing annuals I have ever planted. It was dense and bloomed profusely & continuously until frost arrived. Unfortunately, I can't locate a retailer that carries it this year. Called 6-7 nurseries in my area that carry proven winners. Only one had this Biden, but it was the flame (red) color.

      Christine Parlee
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 47 weeks ago
  • 14 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2023 Plants of Distinction UGA
    2023 Perfect Score Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2023 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2023 Top Performer Boerner Botanical Garden
    2023 Best of Species Penn State
    2023 Leaders of the Pack - beds North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2023 Best of Breed - beds North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2023 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2023 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2023 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
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