Belonging to the Coreopsis genus, Tickseed has a botanical name of Coreopsis.
This is a page for the genus of Coreopsis. If your Coreopsis species is know, please list your planting in the appropriate species page.Tickseed grows as a perennial and is a flower / herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally growing to a mature height of 34.0 cm (1.10 feet), Tickseed grows with a phorb habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. Try planting Tickseed if you'd like to attract bees to your garden. Some varieties of Tickseed you may like to consider growing are: Jethro Tull, Sunfire, Tequila Sunrise, Limerock Ruby, and Full Moon.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Tickseed is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tickseed have been kindly provided by our members.
Tolerates poor, dry soil, although well-draining soil is preferred by the plant.
Don’t water or fertilize heavily.
These seeds require light to germinate. Do not cover.
Plant outside as soon as soil can be worked, or indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Tickseed about 45 days before your last frost date .
By our calculations*, you should look at planting out Tickseed about 5 days after your last frost date.
Keep well-picked to prolong blooming.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Tickseed so consider planting:
Tickseed likes Common daisy
These plants will not grow well with Tickseed so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tickseed plants:
27 Feb 2012
I love this plant. I bought two plants from a neighbor and one came out yellow and the other in the gorgeous mahogany color. You need to dead head it to keep it looking good and in bloom.
Tickseed care instructions
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