Coreopsis x verticillata Starlight

Starlight Tickseed, Coreopsis

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Starlight Tickseed is a tidy upright clumping perennial with narrow medium green foliage.  Its large daisy-like flowers start white with burgundy eyes and dark yellow disks and earn yellow tints with extended burgundy as the weather cools.  The flowers bloom continuously from summer into fall.  Prefers full sun and dry to medium well-drained soil.  Drought, humidity, and road salt tolerance.  Slight mildew resistance.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread:  

1’ - 1.5'

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

White/Yellow+Red

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance. Can be an aggressive self-seeder- deadhead in spring to encourage extended bloom and prevent spreading.  Crown rot may occur in moist, poorly-drained soils.  Foliage decline may occur in hot summers if the soil is allowed to dry out.  Snails and slugs can be a problem.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock GardensFoundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Switch GrassConeflowerAvens

IMAGE: Photo by Peter Stevens, Coreopsis 'Starlight'

 

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