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Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

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Description

Sunshine Superman Tickseed is an herbaceous perennial wildflower.  This cultivar is more compact and floriferous than the species, though it's not quite as winter hardy. It grows in a mound 10-12 inches tall and blooms with 1-inch yellow flowers from June to September.

Plant in full sun and dry to medium, well-drained soil.  As it is native to rocky areas, it grows well in poor, rocky, and sandy soil.  It is drought, heat, and humidity tolerant as well.  Deadhead spent flowers to prolong blooming. Use this plant in borders, containers, or naturalized areas. It is a vegetative clone but may self-seed true if happy.

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#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#tough plant#low maintenance#cottage garden#well-drained soil#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#rock gardens#border planting#wildflower garden#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#shallow soil tolerant
 
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Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#tough plant#low maintenance#cottage garden#well-drained soil#deer resistant#herbaceous perennials#rock gardens#border planting#wildflower garden#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#shallow soil tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    pubescens
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts pollinators
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Flat ribbed achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-inch yellow flowers with orange disk florets in the center and notched petals. Smaller than species type and more floriferous.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate downy leaves that are sometimes lobed at the base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Fuzzy stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Short-lived