Threadleaf Coreopsis

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
September 17, 2005

The Threadleaf Coreopsis produce blooms in early to late summer. It is also known as tickweed or tickseed. The flowers of the threadleaf coreopsis are normally yellow with a light brown center.

You should plant in full sun in well drained areas. They are hardy in hot dry areas and withstand poor soil conditions. They are native American wild-flowers.

Place these plants toward the front of the garden as they only grow to a height of 1 and a half feet. They grow to a width of 2 to 3 feet. When I first saw the plant, I was terribly disappointed. It looked like a scraggly weed. But once it came into bloom and the 5 plants I have filled in with flowers, the arrangement was stunning. Do not plant this perennial as one plant. It looks best as a grouping of at least three or four.

Though they withstand dry summer heat, water if they begin to wilt. If you water the threadleaf coreopsis too much, then it will become overly vigorous and it won't flower as much. It is best to not baby the plant. Don't fertilize it or add special amendments to the soil. Just plant and add mulch.

Plant in full sun and with other plants requiring little water such as coneflowers and russian sage. To keep it flowering all summer long you can deadhead the flowers. If you choose to make home bouquets with them then you won't have to deadhead.
Perennial Full sun
flowers attract butterflies Requires little care
Grows 1 to 2 feet high Grows 2 to 3 feet wide
Flowers in summer Flowers in yellow with tan centers

Click on Threadleaf Coreopsis photo to see larger photo.
Threadleaf Coreopsis tolerates full sun and dry conditions.
Threadleaf Coreopsis provides a lush yellow bouquet that works as a border plant.

The Threadleaf Coreopsis grows in full sun and can produce plants from 1 to 2 feet tall. The flowers normally bloom yellow and are in full bloom throughout the summer. It makes an excellent border plant.

They are long stemmed flowers and transition nicely as cut flowers.

Home| About Us | NewsLetters | Contact Us |

Copyright © 2004-2014 You Can Learn Series

You Can Learn Series Home Page You Can Learn Series
You Can Learn Series Home Page Home            About the creators of YouCanLearnSeriesAbout Us      Contact YouCanLearnSeriesContact Us      Site map of YouCanLearnSeriesSite Map      Privacy Policy of You Can Learn SeriesPrivacy Policy       Terms of Use of You Can Learn Series web siteTerms of Use       YouCanLearnSeries RSS feed for plants and garden tips and tutorials     
C# and ASP.Net Programming TipsC# and ASP.Net      SQL Tutorial, tips and tricks for DBA'sSQL       Landscaping Tips for Home GardenersLandscaping       WeightLifting Tips for the Young and OldWeightLifting       Kennos BlogBlog      Good health TipsGoodHealth       Learn about Great Travel DestinationsTravel     Web Business TipsWeb Business            You Can Learn Series OnLine StoreStore

You Can Learn C# and ASP.Net SeriesC# and ASP.Net
You Can Learn SQL SeriesSQL Tips

You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening SeriesLandscape Tips
You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Design Ideas
You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Midwest Gardens & Landscape Resources
You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Southeast Landscape & Gardens Resources
You Can Learn Landscaping Plants Series Plants
Allium or Flowering OnionAllium
Aster Fall FlowersAster
Astilbe flowersAstilbe
Bearded IrisBearded Iris
Burning Bush or Winged EuonymusBurning Bush
Butterfly BushButterfly Bush
Columbine PlantsColumbine
Coral Bells perennialCoral Bells
Flowering Crabapple treeCrabapple
Daisy perennialDaisy
Emerald Gold EuonymousEmerald Gold Euonymous
Variegated FallopiaFallopia
Flowering Crabapple treeFlowering Crabapple
Allium or Flowering OnionFlowering Onion
HeucheraGlobe Blue Spruce
Jacob's LadderJacob's Ladder
Jackman PotentillaJackman Potentilla
Silver Beacon Lamium, White Nancy Lamium Lamium - White Nancy, Silver Beacon
Broadleaf Purple ConeflowerPurple Coneflower
Red Twig DogwoodRed Twig Dogwood
Rose of SharonRose of Sharon
Russian SageRussian Sage
Perennial SalviaSalvia
Autumn Joy SedumAutumn Joy Sedum
Shasta Daisy perennialShasta Daisy
Spirea shows multi colors through 3 seasonsSpirea
Threadleaf CoreopsisThreadleaf Coreopsis
Burning Bush or Winged EuonymusWinged Euonymus
Yarrow Produces mounds of summer color Yarrow
Yew, evergreen Yew

You Can Learn Weightlifting SeriesWeightlifting Tips
Kennos BlogBlog
You Can Learn Good Health SeriesGood Health Tips
You Can Learn Series NewslettersNewsletters
Learn about Great Travel DestinationsTravel
You Can Learn Series Web Business TipsWeb Business Tips
Merchandise Available from You Can Learn SeriesMerchandise

Bill Welter - The Prepared Mind of a Leader

Americas Public Schools