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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.
9 - 1
5 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Southeastern United States, South-Central United States
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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