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How to Grow Tickseed

Coreopsis Germination Information

Coreopsis is the botanical name for Tickseed
Coreopsis Seed Germination How to Sow Coreopsis:
  • Sow outdoors where plants are to grow when all danger of frost has past
  • Sow 6-8 weeks before planting outside
  • Cover the seeds with four times their thickness in soil
  • Maintain a temperature within the medium of 70-75° F
  • The seed germinates in 5-10 days and plants bloom 3 months from sowing
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Coreopsis:
Spacing: Space 12 inches apart in full sun

Soil and Light: It prefers a light, well-drained, sandy soil but will grow in many types of soil

Temperature: Plants tolerate humidity, poor soils and some frost to 28° F

Appearance and Use:

Easy-to-grow and hardy, Tickseed thrives in borders and naturalized areas. Its daisy-like blooms are a favorite of butterflies. Upright plants, 12-24 inches tall and 12 inches wide, with rounded, daisy-like, 1-inch blooms of mahogany to yellow from April to August. Divided green foliage grows 5 inches long and 3 inches wide


About Coreopsis:
Pronunciation:  kôr-e-op’-sis tink-tôr’e-å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae; native to U.S. and Canada
Common Name:Tickseed