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Coreopsis Solanna™ Golden Sphere (Tickseed)

Tickseed Solanna™ Golden Sphere, Tickseed Solanna™ Golden Ball

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Coreopsis Solanna™ Golden Sphere (Tickseed) is a compact, mounded perennial which produces an abundance of fluffy, brilliant golden-yellow, pom-pom flowers, densely packed with multiple rows of petals. Blooming from early summer to fall, the charming blossoms are borne on upright stems atop the finely divided foliage of light green leaves. 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!

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 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.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 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 Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Curry Up’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’ (Tickseed)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Grandiflora’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis UPTICK™ Yellow and Red (Tickseed)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Broad Street’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis ‘Citrine’ (Tickseed)

Recommended Companion Plants

Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Cranesbill)
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ (Montbretia)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)

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Coreopsis (Tickseed)
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 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 Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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