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Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Tickseed)

Tall Tickseed, Tall Coreopsis


Bold and architectural, Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Tickseed) is a tall herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of daisy-like, bright yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with flat brown center disks. Blooming from midsummer to fall, each long-lasting blossom features 8 yellow rays rounded at their tips. They are borne singly atop sturdy, erect stems clad with anise-scented leaves divided into 3 long, narrow lobes. Rich in nectar, the flowers attract many pollinators and its fall and winter seeds are devoured by songbirds. Tall Tickseed may turn shades of orange to burnt red in the fall. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought, this United States native is a reliable performer. Perfect for wildflower gardens, prairies and meadows. Nice in a vase too!

  • Grows up to 4-8 ft. tall and wide (120-240 cm). Self-seeds abundantly to form large colonies.
  • Performs best in full sun in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils. Tends to sprawl if grown in moist or fertile soils. Protect from strong winds.
  • Welcomed addition to wildflower gardens, cottage gardens or prairies and meadows.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may encourage additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding.
  • Easily propagated by seed or division. Division may be required every 2-3 years to maintain vigor.
  • Native to eastern North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, 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 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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