Tickseed

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun')
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Genus:  Coreopsis
A multitude of 2-inch, golden-yellow daisy flowers sits atop thready foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded promptly. This clump-forming perennial is native to the central and southeastern U.S. It is sometimes grown as an annual. It makes a beautiful cut flower, and its casual habit makes it valuable in cottage gardens, borders, containers, and meadows.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Golden-yellow flowers over a long season. Fast-growing.
Care:  Needs well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead regularly. Support as needed.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in a seedbed in mid-spring or divide in early spring. Root basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, fungal spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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