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Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' (Pink Tickseed)

Pink Coreopsis 'American Dream', Pink Tickseed 'American Dream', Rose Tickseed 'American Dream'


Noted for its long, continuous flowering season, Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' (Pink Tickseed) is an erect rhizomatous perennial forming dense, bushy clumps of linear, grass-like, light green leaves. In summer and early fall, a profusion of starry, deep pink flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), are borne on short stems. Their golden center disk provides a nice contrast to the 8 rich pink ray florets. Blooming for months, Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' is a lovely sight in the garden with its airy mounds of delicate thread-like foliage, covered with beautiful flowers. Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this coreopsis selection can make a terrific colony and complements other annuals and perennials very well. Unlike most other coreopsis, this plant is not tolerant of dry soil nor heat.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. in tall (45-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Can spread aggressively by creeping rhizomes to form a ground cover.
  • Performs best in full sun in average, consistently moist, well-drained soils.
  • Very versatile, it is a welcomed addition to borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens. Effective as an accent plant, groundcover (small area), path or patio edging and spectacular in mass plantings.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Crown rot may occur if grown in poorly drained soils. Deer resistant.
  • Deadheading of spent flowers will promote new blooms, although this can be tedious. Late summer shearing should help tidy up the plant and promote a fall rebloom. Cut to ground level at the end of the season.
  • Propagate by basal softwood cuttings in spring.

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 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
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, 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 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 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
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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