Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby'

Tickseed - Coreopsis  'Limerock Ruby'

Common Name: Tickseed
Genus: Coreopsis
Cultivar: 'Limerock Ruby'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Large daisy-like flowers with yellow centres and rich red velvety petals with jagged edges appear from June to September above narrow linear foliage. This  perennial forms upright bushy mounds and is perfect for brightening up a summer border or for a border of 'hot' colours. It's best grown in a free-draining soil in full sun and it can also cope with dry conditions. It looks great teamed with ornamental grasses and bees and butterflies love it too.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and water well during hot dry spells. Cut the faded flower-stems back down to ground level in autumn and compost.
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