Tickseed

Coreopsis spp.

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Contains around 100 perennial species, often grown as annuals for their daisy-like flowers, which are usually yellow or red-yellow, with toothed tips. From the prairies and woodlands of North and Central America and Mexico, this genus is commonly called tickseed and there are now many colourful cultivated varieties, popular as garden plants and for cut flowers. They are also attractive to butterflies.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Autumn colour

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Pink

Scent

None
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