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COREOPSIS pubescens

Image of Coreopsis pubescens

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS pubescens

Plant Common Name

Star Coreopsis

General Description

Star tickseed is a tall, upright perennial wildflower that inhabits forest edges, open woodlands and stream edges across the southeastern United States. It has yellow daisies with jagged petal edges. These will attract butterflies non-stop from midsummer to fall. Its medium green stems and leaves are hairy, or pubescent, thus the name "pubescens".

Star tickseed performs best in full to partial sun and well-drained soil. It is tolerant of heat, humidity and also limited drought. It can withstand variable soil moisture but not wet soils.

This carefree wildflower would be beautiful in a meadow garden grown with native grasses and mountain mint. Highway medians and roadsides would also be made more colorful with its pretty blooms.

Deadhead plants regularly to encourage continued summer blooming.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States, South-Central United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes