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Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Star Tickseed

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This selection blooms non stop from mid-summer until October with saucer-like flowers over low spreading, slightly fuzzy foliage. An easy to grow self sowing plant, when happy. Likes hot, bright, well-drained spots, but is not fussy at all. An easy native for sun or part shade. Neither heat or mildew seems to phase this performer. Best planted in groups and always has a flock of butterflies nearby.


North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

Benefits

  • Butterflies are drawn by its nectar
  • Small birds like finches love to eat its seeds
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Loves to be grouped in sunny gardens
  • Deer resistant
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun or part shade and average to dry soil. Very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and quite drought tolerant once established. Cut back spent flowers for more prolific reblooming.


Height
12-18 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Native Range

Native to dry woods and slopes from Kansas to Virginia south to Florida and Texas. Typically found in rocky open woods, wooded bluff bases, gravelly areas along streams, thickets and along railroads in the southern half of the State.

Native Trivia

Native Americans considered Coreopsis one of the most useful native plants medicinally as a rheumatism cure and practically as a dye that was widely used by many different societies.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Acidic
Heavy clay
Humus-rich
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Late Summer
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Coastal
Grassland
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Green
Light Green
Uses
Border
Container
Cut or dried flower
Drought tolerant
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia