Tickseed

Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'

Tickseed - Coreopsis rosea  'American Dream'

Common Name: Tickseed
Genus: Coreopsis
Species: rosea
Cultivar: 'American Dream'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

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

Dainty rosy-pink, single daisy-like flowers on slender stems from August to October. This pretty pink tickseed is a comparatively new form that copes well with hot dry spells. Excellent for use at the front of a sunny border or in a large well-drained container it's a valuable source of cut-flowers.

  • 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.

  • Goes well with:Papaver nudicaule 'Oregon Rainbows', Calendula officinalis 'Kablouna Mixed', Lobelia erinus 'Crystal Palace Compacta', Limnanthes douglasii, Centaurea cynarus, Tropaeolum majus 'Climbing Mixed'.


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