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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto' (Tickseed)

Tickseed 'Presto', Presto Tickseed


Noted for its dwarf habit and large flowers, Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto' (Tickseed) is a compact perennial forming a mound of brilliant golden-yellow, semi-double to double flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm). Blooming from early summer to fall, the charming blossoms are borne on upright stems atop the finely divided foliage of dark green leaves. Removing spent flowers regularly will encourage blooming to continue into the fall. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity, this Coreopsis is perfect for the sunny border or container and makes excellent cut flowers. Plant in drifts for great impact and make sure you have enough for the vase!

  • Winner of a 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal.
  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm).
  • Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade (specifically in hot summer areas) and enjoys dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils and is drought tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of bees and butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Very versatile, it is a welcomed addition to borders, naturalized areas, cottage gardens and does great in containers. Effective as an accent plant and spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Deadheading of spent flowers will promote new blooms, although this can be tedious. Midsummer shearing (after the first flush of flowers) should help tidy up the plant and promote a fall rebloom.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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