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Golden Showers Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

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Golden Showers Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Golden Showers Tickseed flowers

Golden Showers Tickseed flowers

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Golden Showers Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers') at The Barn Nursery and Landscape Center

Golden Showers Tickseed in bloom

Golden Showers Tickseed in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Golden Rain Tickseed

Description:

Compact plant with large, cheery, daisy-like yellow flowers with a central gold disk; tolerant of pests and drier soils; thriving in sandy and rocky soils

Ornamental Features

Golden Showers Tickseed is smothered in stunning gold daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Showers Tickseed is an open herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Showers Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Showers Tickseed will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Golden Showers Tickseed is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features