Coreopsis sometimes called Tickseed are flowering plants from the family Asteraceae and are native to North America including parts of Canada and Mexico.
What is a Coreopsis?
Coreopsis are bushy largely hardy perennial plants usually less than 1m in height. They are grown for their colourful daisy like flowers that range in colour from yellow through gold to red with a few pink and purple forms. Flowering occurs from late spring through summer to the autumn depending on the variety selected. Bees and other pollinators will be attracted to the flowers.
Where to plant Coreopsis?
Coreopsis like full sun or partial shade and a moist but well drained soil. They make great display when used as patio pot plants and can be used in borders to help create a cottage garden feel. Taller forms can be cut for flower displays.
How to care for Coreopsis?
Coreopsis are easy plant to grow they will benefit from dead heading as flowers go over to extend the flowering season. Liquid feeding during the flowering season will increase the number of flowers. In autumn cut back old flower stalks and roughly one third of the foliage to manage the plant size and to promote fresh growth.