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Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard' (tall tickseed)

Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'

tall tickseed

This accession of C. tripteris was collected by Mt. Cuba Center in the wild and shows better garden performance than the straight species. This plant is approximately 1’ shorter and blooms for an additional six weeks. The flowers were also born on shorter, secondary growth. This characteristic distributed the floral display throughout the entire plant rather than solely at the top.


The cultivar name of 'Gold Standard' was assigned at the completion of the trial due to this selections superior performance compared to the straight species.  Mt. Cuba Center Coreopsis Trial 2015 

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Height

5-6 Feet

Spread

4-6 ft

Spacing

24-36 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

tall tickseed Interesting Notes

Coreopsis tripteris ‘Gold Standard’ is a tall form of coreopsis that maintains the graceful wildness of the straight species while having a shorter form, more blooms, and longer bloom time. Perfect for the back of a garden border or in spacious landscape applications, ‘Gold Standard’, grows 5.5’-6’ tall and spreads slowly by rhizome. The blooms are cheerful yellow daisy-like flowers with dark center cones. It has excellent disease resistance and blooms from late summer to early fall.


Coreopsis tripteris is native to eastern North America and can be found in prairies, dry open woods, and in disturbed areas like along railroad tracks. It grows easily in dry to medium soil moisture levels in well-draining soils in full-sun. However, it thrives in lean, rocky soils and also tolerates heavy clay because of how it forms shallow mat-forming rhizomes. Division of the plant every 2-3 years is encouraged to maintain robust growth and bloom.


‘Gold Standard’ was collected by Mt. Cuba Center in the wild and shows better garden performance than the straight species. This plant is approximately 1’ shorter and blooms for an additional six weeks. The flowers were also born on shorter, secondary growth. This characteristic distributed the floral display throughout the entire plant rather than solely at the top. The cultivar name of 'Gold Standard' was assigned at the completion of the 2015 Coreopsis Trial due to this selections superior performance compared to the straight species. Coreopsis species support over 40 different species of insects including some predatory insects which are essential for a garden strong ecosystem.

Good Substitutions

tickseed Coreopsis 'Gilded Lace'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Green Infrastructure
Erosion Control
Meadow/Prairie
Wetland Indicator Status
Falcutative (FAC)
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Attributes
Native to North America
Clay Tolerance
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative