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Tickseed Coreopsis pubescens

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Description

Star Tickseed is a perennial wildflower that is native to the central and southeastern USA. and can be found in rocky meadow and forests, gravelly stream beds, rocky ledges and railroad right-of-ways. It has bright yellow flowers and can grow up to 4 ft tall. The bright yellow flowers have both ray florets and disc florets and are up to 2 inches wide.

Plant in full sun and dry to medium, well-drained soil.  It prefers poor, rocky, and sandy soil.  It is drought, heat, and humidity tolerant as well.  Deadhead spent flowers to prolong blooming and cut the plant back in summer if foliage becomes sprawling. Use this plant in rock gardens or drought-tolerant gardens as a border plant or in naturalized areas.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Sunshine Superman'
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#tough plant#low maintenance#well-drained soil#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#rock gardens#wildflower garden#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#sandy soil#shallow soil tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Sunshine Superman'
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#perennial#yellow flowers#tough plant#low maintenance#well-drained soil#deer resistant#herbaceous perennial#rock gardens#wildflower garden#poor soils tolerant#humidity tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#sandy soil#shallow soil tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    pubescens
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and SE US
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies and bees
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Flat tan to brown 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:
    Yellow 2" flowers with an orange disk and notched petals, bloom in summer June- Sept.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Downy leaves are sometimes lobed at the base. Leaves are 1-3 inches long
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Long, fuzzy stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Short-lived