Tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris) in the Tickseeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 8 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

beautiful, sweet-smelling

Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 6, 2018 10:40 AM

Some native plant nurseries sell this Tall Coreopsis or Tickseed, as Yellow Springs Native Plant Nursery & Goat Farm near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania where they planted a few near their house. I have seen it wild in the huge restored prairie at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, Illinois, just south of Joliet. It is normally a very tall perennial, smooth, with stalked leaves divided into three segments. It has an anise-like odor if the foliage is crushed. It grows in thickets, meadows, prairies, and woodland edges from Wisconsin and southern Ontario down into the South. In a garden it may need staking or cutting way back in June to keep it more stocky in habit. Great, low-maintenance native forb.

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