Tickseed (Coreopsis rosea) in the Tickseeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6b
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 1.5 to 2.5 feet, but spreads
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 17, 2019 8:27 AM

I have never seen this Pink Tickseed very often, just infrequently in gardens and landscapes in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Quite a few books about perennials don't have this species listed therein. A few large, diverse nurseries and some native plant nurseries sell some. This perennial has a very fine texture and airy appearance. It is a long bloomer from June into September. The top of the plants can be sheared in late summer to give a better late summer-early fall bloom. It spreads by rhizomes so it becomes like a groundcover, not just staying as a clump, and can be aggressive in spreading. It does not like humid, hot summers, nor drought, but does like cool, drier summers. It is native mostly to draining wet, sandy soils along the coastal areas from Nova Scotia to Maryland.

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