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Coreopsis, Tickseed, Coreopsis grandiflora, Coreopsis verticillata, Coreopsis tinctoria, Drought tolerant plant, Dry soil plant, Heat tolerant plant, humidity tolerant plant

Coreopsis

Coreopsis, commonly known as Tickseed, are a favorite of many gardeners thanks to the bright colors of their flowers and their ability to put up with most garden soils. There are over 100 species available and countless hybrids. Most of them are low maintenance, drought tolerant and enjoy a long blooming season. Workhorse perennials in the sunny borders, they make excellent cut flowers.


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Coreopsis 'Desert Coral' (Tickseed)

Hardy and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Desert Coral' is a dwarf perennial of mounding habit with a profusion of large, peach and coral-red flowers from summer to fall. Blooming continuously in great quantities, the new flowers quickly cover the old ones. Perfect to create a long-lasting floral show, this workhorse perennial is ideal for mixed beds, borders, containers and small gardens.

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Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' (Li' l Bang Series)

Reliable and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve' is a dwarf perennial forming a compact mound of mid-green foliage that remains fresh-looking all season. Blooming profusely from early summer through fall, it is covered with attractive butter-yellow blossoms adorned with a soft burgundy heart. The cooler the temperature, the larger the burgundy heart.

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Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull' (Tickseed)

Hardy and highly floriferous, Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull' is a small perennial forming a compact, outward-spreading mound of elliptic green leaves. Blooming profusely from early through mid summer, it is covered with brilliant golden yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), with fluted petals. Its compact size makes it perfect for beds, borders, containers and small gardens where it will provide unbeatable color impact.

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Coreopsis 'Jive' (Tickseed)

Highly floriferous, Coreopsis 'Jive' is a pretty annual Coreopsis forming a bushy clump of green, threadleaf foliage. Blooming continuously from early summer into fall, it produces masses of 1-2 in. (2-5 cm) white flowers adorned with a large, burgundy eye and an orange center. Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, 'Jive' adds a punch of color in the garden and decorative containers.

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Coreopsis 'Ladybird' (Tickseed)

Hardy and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Ladybird' is a dwarf perennial of mounding habit with a profusion of large, brilliant red flowers from summer to fall. Blooming continuously in great quantities, the new flowers quickly cover the old ones. Perfect to create a long-lasting floral show, this workhorse perennial is ideal for mixed beds, borders, containers and small gardens.

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Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion' (Tickseed)

Extraordinarily floriferous, Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion' is a rhizomatous perennial forming a dense, bushy clump of neat, ferny foliage. From early summer through early fall, it produces masses of small, lavender-pink, daisy-like flowers adorned with a bright golden center. Exceptional for containers or edging.

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Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' (Tickseed)

Extraordinarily floriferous, Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' is a rhizomatous perennial forming a dense, bushy clump of neat, ferny foliage. From early summer through early fall, it produces masses of 1.5 in. large (4 cm), ruby red, daisy-like flowers adorned with a bright golden center. Exceptional for containers or edging.

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Coreopsis 'Mango Punch' (Tickseed)

The fresh and fruity color of Coreopsis 'Mango Punch', a mix of mango orange with a red blush, easily draws the attention with its airy mounds of emerald, ferny foliage covered with a profusion of peachy flowers for months, from early summer to fall.

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Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' (Tickseed)

Hardy and very floriferous, Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' is a vigorous perennial forming a wide spreading, well-branched clump of bright green, narrow leaves. From early summer through early fall, potentially even until frost, it produces masses of 2 in. large (5 cm), lustrous, velvety-red flowers adorned with a bright golden center. Slightly creamy-white frosted at the petal tips, the flowers do not fade in the sun or heat

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Coreopsis 'Moonlight' (Tickseed)

Untroubled by most pests and diseases, Coreopsis 'Moonlight' blooms continuously for 3 to 4 months and forms a gorgeous bushy mound of delicate threadlike foliage covered with a profusion soft yellow daisy-like flowers, over 150 flowers per plant. Flowering from early summer until fall, the luminous 2 in. (5 cm) blossoms remain fresh-looking through the heat and do not fade away.

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Coreopsis 'Red Elf' (Li' l Bang Series)

Reliable and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Red Elf' is a dwarf perennial forming a compact mound of mid-green foliage that remains fresh-looking all season. Blooming profusely from early summer through fall, it is covered with attractive deep burgundy red blossoms adorned with a bright golden center. Slightly creamy-white frosted at the petal tips, the flowers do not fade in the sun or heat and rise elegantly atop the fresh-looking foliage.

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Coreopsis 'Red Satin' (Tickseed)

Hardy and very floriferous, Coreopsis 'Red Satin' is a vigorous perennial forming a tight clump of deep green, threadleaf foliage. From early summer through late summer, it produces masses of large, satiny, wine red to ruby red flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with wonderfully contrasting golden centers. If cut back, the plant can be encouraged to rebloom until frost.

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Coreopsis 'Ruby Frost' (Tickseed)

Elegantly holding up its large, rich ruby flowers delicately fringed with a frosty white collar, Coreopsis 'Ruby Frost' produces masses of vibrant blooms from late spring to fall, creating a stunning outdoor display for weeks. Butterflies love it but deer don't!

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Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset' (Tickseed)

Hardy and highly floriferous, Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset' is a charming perennial forming a compact mound of finely divided, threadleaf-type, deep green foliage. Blooming profusely from early through late summer, it gets covered with large, daisy-like flowers in ravishing shades of warm apricot overlaid with burnt sienna. As they age, the flowers fade to rich salmon.

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Coreopsis 'Solanna Golden Sphere' (Tickseed)

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

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Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' (Tickseed)

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.

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Coreopsis 'Starlight' (Li' l Bang Series)

Reliable and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Starlight' is a dwarf perennial forming a compact mound of mid-green foliage that remains fresh-looking all season. Blooming profusely from early summer through fall, it is covered with large, white blossoms adorned with a burgundy star-shaped eye. The cooler the temperature, the larger the burgundy eye.

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Coreopsis (Tickseed)

Coreopsis, commonly known as "Tickseed", are prized by many gardeners for the bright colors of their flowers and their ability to put up with most garden soils. There are over 100 species available and countless hybrids, including both annuals and perennials. Most of them are low maintenance, drought tolerant and enjoy a long blooming season, generally from early summer to fall, or even longer if deadheaded.

Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' (Tickseed)

Noted for its dwarf habit, Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' (Mouse Ear Tickseed) is a compact perennial forming a dense, bushy, slowly spreading mat of deep green foliage. Each ovate to lance-shaped leaf features a pair of small lateral lobes, which resemble mouse ears, hence the common name. Blooming profusely from mid spring to early summer, brilliant golden-yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), rise well above the foliage.

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' (Tickseed)

Coreopsis Grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' is a real champion: Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society, AAS Flower Award, Fleuroselect Gold Medal - an incredible cornucopia of prestigious awards! A perennial garden favorite and for good reason.

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto' (Tickseed)

Noted for its dwarf habit and large flowers, Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto' (Tickseed) is a compact perennial forming a mound of brilliant golden-yellow, semi-double to double flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm). Blooming from early summer to fall, the charming blossoms are borne on upright stems atop the finely divided foliage of dark green leaves.

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sun Up' (Tickseed)

Coreopsis Grandiflora 'Sun Up' is a compact perennial which produces an abundance of brilliant golden-yellow, semi-double flowers, adorned with several rows of wonderfully ruffled petals. This is one of the earliest Coreopsis to bloom, beginning in late spring and continuing to late summer if spent flower shoots are removed.

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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray' (Tickseed)

Very floriferous, Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray' (Tickseed) is a compact perennial forming a mound of brilliant, deep golden-yellow, double flowers. Blooming from late spring to late summer, the charming blossoms are borne on upright stems atop the finely divided foliage of dark green leaves.

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Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' (Tickseed)

Continuously blooming from late spring to midsummer, award-winner Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' is a lovely sight in the garden with its airy mounds of delicate thread-like foliage, covered with a profusion of dark raspberry flowers beautifully white-tipped!

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