Tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Tickseed will attract loads of wildlife and is often used in cut flower arrangements. At which point the wildlife loses interest and leaves.

Coreopsis lanceolata is a variety of the plant known as Tickseed, and has the most wonderful, bright yellow flowers that flower throughout the summer months. Often used in a wildflower area of the garden, this is a wonderful plant that will attract plenty of wildlife to check out its smiling blooms. Easy to grow and requiring little on-going maintenance, you can plant this little lady virtually anywhere you choose and it will happily thrive. Looks great in an informal garden and is often used in cut flower arrangements.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.45
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Extended flowering period
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • 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
  • 2 to 5 years
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