Thursday, 24 May 2012

Zone 3 Flowers: Threadleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed

Description:   Delicate, daisy-like flowers complement fine-textured green foliage on this herbaceous perennial. Blooms, about the size of a nickel, come in a variety of yellows; breeders have produced pink and red bloom colors too.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: June - Frost

Height: 16 - 24''

Spacing:  20''

Sun Needs: Full sun to part shade

Water Needs: Low

Outstanding Features: Good for naturalizing and wetlands. Attracts birds & butterflies. Suitable for cut flowers. Very easy to grow!

Uses: Boarders, ground cover, in masses, in containers, great for a good pop of color, cut flower

Tips: Propagate by dividing root ball. Dead-head spent blooms. Cut back to basal foliage in the spring and fall.

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