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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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12-18 Inches


12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


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’ 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 1” 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." - Missouri Botanical Garden

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.

Good Substitutions

whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata
tickseed Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar