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COREOPSIS verticillata 'Route 66'

Image of Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66' PPAF

ItSaul Plants

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Route 66' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Route 66 Coreopsis, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Threadleaf Tickseed

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General Description

This popular perennial is widely planted for a reason; it's easy to grow, colorful and draws many pollinators to the garden. Threadleaf tickseed is a clump-forming plant that slowly spreads by rhizomes. It is native to eastern North America and has very fine, threadlike foliage of medium green. Throughout summer, it puts forth many daisies of golden yellow that draw butterflies.

This sun-loving, heat-tolerant, hardy perennial prefers well drained, average soil. Threadleaf tickseed will continue blooming into fall if occasionally sheared back to remove spent flowers. In the landscape it looks super when planted in masses or mixed with ornamental grasses and other showy, sun-loving ornamentals.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • 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

    8"-32" / 20.3cm - 81.3cm

  • Width

    18"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes