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Coreopsis rosea - Nutt.

Common Name Pink tickseed
Family Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Pine barrens, moist open woods, shores of lakes, rivers or ponds and damp sandy depressions. This species generally occurs in pioneer habitats with changing water levels, low fertility, lack of surface leaf litter and few competing plants.
Range Native to the coastal plain in the northeastern U. S. from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to southeastern New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Disjunct populations occur in Nova Scotia, South Carolina and Georgia.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Coreopsis rosea Pink tickseed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Coreopsis rosea is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Calliopsis rosea (Nutt.) Spreng. C. rosea f. leucantha Fernald. C. rosea f. rosea.

Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

A good ground cover with medium to high density growing at a fast rate. Plants will spread in the garden by rhizomes and self-seeding to form a dense ground cover, sometimes to the point of being considered aggressive [368-1]. Ornamental: Long summer bloom and airy foliage provide good accent in borders or rock gardens. Good small area ground cover. Also effective as an edger for borders, foundations and walks/paths. Naturalized areas, native plant gardens or cottage gardens [368-1]. Wildlife Food: Attracts birds that eat the seeds. Insectory: Provides for food for pollinators [1-2]. A good cut flower.

Special Uses

Food Forest  Ground Cover

Cultivation details

An herbaceous perennial for temperate areas. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9. Soil pH: 6.6 - 7.8.Growth Rate: Moderate. Life Span: Long-Lived Perennial. Stand Persistence: Long. Form: Creeping. Texture: Fine. Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade. Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Silty. Soil Moisture: Wet, Moderate. Root Type: Rhizome. Seasonal Interest: Summer-Fall. Spreads via rhizome and seeds, can be aggressive. Seeds resemble ticks, hence the name tickseed. Fruit is a cypsela. Flower Color: Pink, Yellow. Drought: Sensitive. Flood: Sensitive. Salt: Moderate [318-1]. Bloom Time: Early Summer - Early Fall. Fruit Time: Summer - Fall. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a runner spreading indefinitely by rhizomes or stolons [1-2]. The root pattern is fibrous dividing into a large number of fine roots [1-2]. The root pattern is stoloniferous rooting from creeping stems above the ground [1-2].

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Propagation

Sow seeds at 55° to 61°F in mid- or late winter, or divide plants in early spring. Basal cuttings can be rooted in spring.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Pink coreopsis, Pink threadleaf coreopsis

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

USA

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

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Coreopsis auriculataTickseed, Lobed tickseed,Mouse-eared Coreopsis, Eared CoreopsisPerennial1.5 4-8 MLMNDM001
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Coreopsis tinctoriaCoreopsis, Golden tickseed, Atkinson's tickseed, Dyer's Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Annual CoreopsAnnual0.8 0-0 MLMNDM111
Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsonianaCoreopsisAnnual0.6 -  LMNDM11 
Coreopsis verticillataWhorled tickseedPerennial1.0 3-9 FLMNDM113

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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