Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low, medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: May, June, July, August, September
Bloom Color: yellow, orange
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, colonizing, deer resistant, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Coreopsis pubescensAlso known as:
Coreopsis pubescens is a bushy, leafy perennial that grows to a height of 3 feet. It produces an abundance of flowers over a period of several months. The flowers are yellow with an orange central disk, daisy-like, up to 1" in diameter, with characteristically notched petals. The leaves are oblong, lance-shaped, sometimes lobed, about twice as long as they are wide, and opposite. The stems are distinctly hairy, hence the name 'pubescens', and begin to divide at their midpoint. The common name 'tickseed' is a reference to plants' seeds which resemble ticks.
Star tickseed is very easy to grow and will reward you with months of flowers, beginning as early as May and potentially extending well into October. It's preference is full sun, but it will tolerate part-sun. It is not particular about any type of soil, and can even be found growing in rocky roadside ditches. Established plants can be considered drought tolerant. Coreopsis pubescens is perfectly adapted to typical garden conditions with well-drained soil. Zones 6-9
Easy to propagate from seed.
Coreposis pubescens is a butterfly favorite!
This is a versatile species ideal for cottage gardens, rock gardens, and perennial borders. Its tolerance of adverse conditions, makes it also well suited for container gardens. A good choice for cut flower arrangements.
The genus name Coreopsis, is also a reference to the shape of the seeds, and is derived from the Greek word 'koris' which translates as 'bedbug'.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Special Concern: KY
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