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Coreopsis pubescens (Star Tickseed)

Star Tickseed, Hairy Tickseed, Downy Tickseed


Coreopsis pubescens (Star Tickseed) is a clump-forming perennial wildflower boasting a profusion of showy bright yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), with distinctive notched ray petals. Blooming from early to late summer - if spent flowers are deadheaded, they attract butterflies and other pollinators. The blossoms are carried atop slender stems clad with ovate leaves. Both stems and leaves are downy. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought, Star Tickseed is a real workhorse in hot and often dry summer gardens. It reseeds itself, maintaining a cheerful presence in the landscape. Plant in swaths to provide a long season of color in poor, rocky, and sandy areas.

  • Grows up to 24-48 in. tall (60-120 cm) and 18-30 in. wide (45-75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils and is drought tolerant once established.
  • Very versatile, it is a welcomed addition to cottage gardens, naturalized areas, prairies and meadows.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Coreopsis is ignored by deer
  • Deadheading of spent flowers will keep the plant blooming and prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Cut back hard in summer promote compact growth and longer flowering.
  • Propagate by seed or division. Division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain vigor.
  • Native to the central and southeastern United States from eastern Kansas and eastern Texas east as far as Virginia, Florida, and the Carolinas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles 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 6 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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