Caring for Perennials: Coreopsis (Tickseed)

A Guide to Caring for Perennials: Coreopsis (Tickseed, Calliopsis)

PLANTING: Coreopsis are native flowers that are easy to grow, frost- and drought-tolerant. They grow only a few feet high and create a splash of color. Coreopsis open faces and bright flower heads attract a wide array of pollinators.

MAINTENANCE: Once established, coreopsis are very low maintenance. They thrive in some very poor or dry spots. Clumps of perennial coreopsis steadily expand. After three or so years, thinning is recommended. Clumps can be divided to have more coreopsis. Cut off the old flowers (dead head) for better flower production.

Where to plant: Light Requirements: Full Sun

Moisture Requirements: Dry or Moist, Well-drained

Soil Tolerance: Clay, Normal, Loamy, Poor, Sandy

Spacing: Habit: Mound-shaped, Height and Width: Depends on the variety, consult the product details

Uses: Borders, Slopes, Beds, Groundcover, Container

Bloom Start to End: Early summer – Early fall

General Planting Instructions

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