Bigelow's tickseed

Coreopsis bigelovii | Also known as: tickseed | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

If you value attention-grabbing looks and low-maintenance needs in your garden plants, coreopsis bigelovii or bigelow’s tickseed ticks all the boxes for a gorgeous plant that will look amazing in your garden design while making you a very content gardener! Bigelow’s tickseed blooms with incredibly cheerful-looking yellow flowers that are saucer-shaped and held aloft on slim stems above oblong green foliage. This annual herb is happy in loamy to sandy soils that have good drainage and it likes a sunny to partially shaded position. If you’re looking for a bright idea to disguise boring slopes, bigelow’s tickseed is a bold choice and it also works wonders for bringing colour to woodland gardens.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.4
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Erect
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Annuals
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • Less than one year