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Coreopsis ‘Star Cluster’ (Tickseed)

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Coreopsis 'Star Cluster',Tickseed Star Cluster, Drought tolerant plants, bicolor coreopsis
Coreopsis 'Star Cluster',Tickseed Star Cluster, Drought tolerant plants, bicolor coreopsis

Coreopsis ‘Star Cluster’ is a pretty perennial forming a bushy clump of bright green foliage. Blooming continuously from early summer into fall, it produces masses of creamy white flowers with a small purple fleck at the base of each petal that radiates out to the edge in the cooler months. Requiring no deadheading, it delivers a terrific garden performance with little effort. Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, ‘Star Cluster’ is perfect for sunny borders and decorative containers. It can even be enjoyed indoors as this Coreopsis makes excellent cut flowers!

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. in height (45-60cm) and 24 in. across (60 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 and deer tolerant.
  • Unfussy and relatively low maintenance, this Coreopsis is a favorite of bees and butterflies.
  • Very versatile, it is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, cottage or cutting gardens and does great in containers. Effective as an accent plant and spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Midsummer shearing (after the first flush of flowers) will keep this plant looking its best all season.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Cutting Garden
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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Broad Street’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis ‘Citrine’ (Tickseed)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
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
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Cutting Garden
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