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Coreopsis tinctoria (Tickseed)

Dyer's Tickseed, Nuttal Weed, Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Goldenwave, Calliopsis


Native to the western U.S., Coreopsis tinctoria (Tickseed) is an upright, fast-growing annual with abundant daisy-like bright yellow flowers, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with reddish brown center disks. Blooming from early summer to fall, each blossom features 7-9 yellow rays, notch-tipped, and spotted reddish-brown at their base. They are borne on smooth, stiff, long stalks from multi-branching stems. The airy and feathery foliage of lance-shaped leaves appears mostly on the lower half of the plant. Tolerant of summer heat and humidity, this Coreopsis brings prairie charm to the sunny border and is perfect for wildflower gardens. Plant in drifts for great impact and make sure you have enough for the vase!

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Freely self seeds in optimum conditions.
  • Prefers full sun but tolerates light shade and enjoys dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils and is somewhat drought tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Welcomed addition to borders, naturalized areas, cottage gardens. Spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Seeds may be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date. Set plants out after last frost date. Seed may also be planted outdoors after last frost date.
  • Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may encourage additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding.
  • Native to the United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 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 Annuals
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
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 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 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 Annuals
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
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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