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Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' (Star tickseed)

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Star tickseed

A North Creek original, this selection of C. pubescens var. pubescens blooms non stop from mid-summer until October here with saucer-like flowers over low spreading, slightly fuzzy foliage. An easy self sowing plant, when happy. Likes hot, bright, well-drained spots, but is not fussy at all. An easy native for sun or part shade.

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Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' - 72 per flat $43.20
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Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Golden Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Star tickseed Interesting Notes

Coreopsis pubescens, commonly known as Star Tickseed, is an upright, yellow-flowered coreopsis that grows to 2-4 feet tall and is native to dry woods and slopes from Kansas to Virginia south to Florida and Texas. In Missouri, plants are typically found in rocky open woods, wooded bluff bases, gravelly areas along streams, alluvial thickets and along railroads (Steyermark) in the southern half of the State (south of Missouri River). 'Sunshine Superman' is a compact variety that only grows to 10-12" tall. Yellow daisy-like flowers (to 2" diameter) with notched yellow rays and orange center disks bloom profusely from June to September. Lance-shaped, medium green leaves form a somewhat bushy foliage mound. Both stems and leaves are downy as suggested by the specific epithet. Plants in the genus Coreopsis are sometimes commonly called tickseed in reference to the resemblance of the seeds to ticks. The "star" part of the common name for this coreopsis is in reference to the spreading, star-like, involucre bracts that subtend each flower.Kemper Center for Home Gardening

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun or part shade and average to dry soil. Very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and quite drought tolerant once established. Cut back spent flowers for more prolific reblooming.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Container
Container
Average
Average
Dry
Dry

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Rock Garden
Meadow
Dry Sun
Wildflower Garden
Native to US
Propagation Type
Vegetative