Coreopsis, Calliopsis, tickseed, the charming eye

Coreopsis flower cluster

Coreopsis is a superb summer-blooming perennial. Its gold yellow flowers stand out with their purple-colored heart.

Core Coreopsis facts

Name – Coreopsis
Family – Asteraceae
Type – perennial

Height – 15 to 40 inches (40 to 100 cm) depending on the variety
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained

Flowering – May to September

Both easy to care for and bearing abundant flowers, the ornamental impact is guaranteed, whether in flower beds, garden boxes or containers.

Planting Coreopsis or tickseed

Single coreopsis or tickseed flowerCoreopsis planting is either in fall or in spring, but avoid times of frost and high temperatures.

  • Coreopsis tolerates any type of soil.
  • It likes being in the sun, even if the soil tends to be very dry.
  • Set a distance between consecutive bases of more or less 16 to 20 inches (30 to 40 cm) and enrich your soil with soil mix.

Propagate it through crown division at the beginning of spring.

  • If you don’t touch the flowers, the plant will re-seed itself on its own year after year and is thus very easy to propagate.

Pruning Coreopsis or tickseed

Cut wilting flowers off as they die away to stimulate new blossoms.

  • The grandiflora variety is best off staked.
  • Prune back after flowering.

All there is to know about tickseed

This herbaceous plant native to North America exists both as an annual and as a perennial.

It grows to a bushy shape.

It often brightens flower beds and edges with its bright yellow flowers.

Smart tip about coreopsis, tickseed

Stake the tallest stems to avoid having them break due to wind.

Coreopsis flower close-up

Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Cluster of Coreopsis flowers by Jarmila under Pixabay license
Coreopsis with bug by Brett Hondow under Pixabay license
Single coreopsis flower, zoom by Darko Djurin under Pixabay license