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Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' (Pink tickseed)

Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'

Pink tickseed

This coreopsis stands erect with bright pink flowers and a beady yellow center. The foliage is thin and delicate, finely branching in whorls that create an airy appearance.

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Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' - 72 per flat $43.20
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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Pink tickseed Interesting Notes

Easily grown in medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Unlike other species of Coreopsis, C. rosea and its cultivars have very little drought tolerance and need consistently moist soils in order to thrive. Avoid poorly-drained heavy clay soils, however. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks can be tedious for a large planting, but does tend to encourage additional bloom and prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Plants may be sheared in late summer to promote a fall rebloom and to tidy the planting (stems often become matted as summer progresses). In optimum growing conditions, plants will spread in the garden by rhizomes and self-seeding to form a dense ground cover, sometimes to the point of being considered invasive. Coreopsis rosea (sometime commonly called pink coreopsis or pink tickseed) is noted for being the only coreopsis with pink flowers. It closely resembles C. verticillata in appearance and habit, but lacks the latter's heat and drought tolerance. 'American Dream' is a rhizomatous cultivar which typically grows in dense, bushy clumps to 18 inches tall. Features daisy-like flowers (1/2" to 1" diameter) with pink untoothed rays and yellow center disks. Flowers appear singly on short stalks in a profuse and lengthy summer bloom. Whorls of linear, grass-like leaves lend a fine-textured and airy appearance to the plant. Plants in the genus Coreopsis are sometimes commonly called tickseed in reference to the resemblance of the seeds to ticks. No serious insect or disease problems. Long summer bloom and airy foliage provide good accent in borders or rock gardens. Good small area ground cover. Also effective as an edger for borders, foundations and walks/paths. Naturalized areas, native plant gardens or cottage gardens. http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/codem/N860.shtml

Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Full sun in wet to moist soils that are well drained. Unlike most coreopsis this plant is not drought tolerant at all. Remove the dead blossoms to encourage an extended blooming period as well as healthier flowers.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Groundcover
Groundcover
Container
Container
Moist
Moist
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Attributes
Edging
Border
Native to US
Rock Garden
Native to Northeast
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained