Tickseed

Coreopsis rosea

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea)
kor-ee-OP-sis ROSE-ee-ah
Genus:  Coreopsis
This plant bears a profusion of lavender-pink flowers with yellow centers from mid-summer to early autumn. This perennial has finely textured leaves that give it an airy appearance.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  The species is good for naturalizing. It can spread rapidly by rhizomes and seed. The blooms make good cut flowers, and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Care:  Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Requires steady moisture.
Propagation:  Sow seeds at 55° to 61°F  in mid- or late winter, or divide plants in early spring. Basal cuttings can be rooted in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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