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Coreopsis pubescens (Star Tickseed)

Star Tickseed, Hairy Tickseed, Downy Tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens, Star Tickseed, Hairy Tickseed, Drought tolerant plants, dry soil plants, heat tolerant plants, humidity tolerant plants, yellow flowers
Coreopsis pubescens, Star Tickseed, Hairy Tickseed, Drought tolerant plants, dry soil plants, heat tolerant plants, humidity tolerant plants, yellow flowers

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.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 18" - 30"
(50cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Curry Up’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Grandiflora’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Broad Street’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 18" - 30"
(50cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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