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COREOPSIS 'Pinwheel'

Image of Coreopsis 'Pinwheel' PPAF

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Pinwheel' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed

General Description

This hybrid tickseed, ‘Pinwheel,’ is an herbaceous perennial with unique, spectacular bloom. The flowers are daisy-wheeled with petals that are spoon-shaped, rolled into a tube for half their length and open like the bowl of a spoon at their tip, radiating from a large rusty-orange central disc. The combination resembles and pinwheel. Bloom starts in early summer and continues until frost in autumn. By midsummer, the plant is a mound of lacy, bright bluish-green leaves and hundreds of flowers. Butterflies and bees frequent the flowers every chance possible. Deadhead the plant (removed spent flowers) to keep it blooming.

Like most Coreopsis, ‘Pinwheel’ prefers full to part sun and well drained, average soil that is not highly acidic. This butterfly magnet looks stupendous when massed with other sun-loving perennials or ornamental grasses, and is always lovely in meadows.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    22"-26" / 55.9cm - 66.0cm

  • Width

    28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes