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Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine' (swamp tickseed)

Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine'

swamp tickseed

Front runner at Mt. Cuba trials for the Mid-Atlantic Region Coreopsis Trials of 2015
Awarded 5 stars from MCC as one of the MOST disease resistant Coreopsis
Golden yellow flowers have excellent dark central cone
6-week flower display
Late season food source for pollinators

Vigorous mounds of foliage reach up to a sturdy 30” tall. Flower display lasts for a full 6 weeks. Bright and sunny for end of summer blooming that holds through the fall. C. palustris is native to the swampy forests of the south and particularly prolific in the Carolinas. It is one of the slower spreading Coreopsis and is a faculative that tolerates wet roots for extended periods. Mt. Cuba Center's 2015 Coreopsis Trial

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3-4 Feet


3-4 Feet


24 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

swamp tickseed Interesting Notes

It is a true palustris which is Latin for "swampy" or "of the marsh" in reference to its typical habitat. 

Good Substitutions

cutleaf coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun'
tall tickseed Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'
cutleaf coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
tickseed Coreopsis 'Gilded Lace'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Bioretention/Rain Garden