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Coreopsis verticillata - L.

Common Name Whorled tickseed
Family Compositae
USDA hardiness 3-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Open rocky dry woods, open pineland, margins of woods, pine savannahs and post oak savannahs.
Range Found primarily in the east-central United States, from Maryland south to Georgia, with isolated populations as far west as Oklahoma and as far north as Québec and Ontario.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Coreopsis verticillata Whorled tickseed


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Coreopsis verticillata Whorled tickseed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Coreopsis verticillata is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

C. verticillata var. verticillata

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers
Edible Uses:

Edible flowers [318-1].

Medicinal Uses

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Diuretic

Diuretic [318-1].

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Other Uses

Soil stabilization

Groundcover. A good medium to high density fast growing groundcover [1-2]. Erosion Control. Ornamental: Good in flower beds, borders, mass plantings, entrace ways, foundations, raised planters, and naturalized sunny areas. A good plant for areas with poor, dry soils. Container Garden. Cut Flower. Insectory:Long flowering period attracts butterflies. [318-1].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Food Forest  Ground Cover

Cultivation details

A hardy herbaceous rhizomatous perennial. It can tolerate drought, poor soil, extreme heat, and neglect. Life Span: Short-Lived Perennial. Stand Persistence: Long. Form: Clump. Texture: Fine. Sun: Full Sun. Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Silty. Soil Moisture: Moderate, Dry. Soil pH: 6.5 - 7.5. Root Type: Rhizome. Seasonal Interest: Summer-Fall. Notes: Spreads via rhizome, forms a dense clump. Seeds resemble ticks, hence the name. Cultivars available. The following notable cultivars have all gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit: 'Grandiflora' - taller than other cultivars, with slightly larger flowers. 'Moonbeam' - pale, sulphur-yellow flowers, slightly shorter growth. 'Zagreb' - shorter than the species, bright yellow flowers. Flower Color: Yellow. Drought: Tolerant. Flood: Sensitive. Cold Injury: Infrequent. Wind Storm Damage: Infrequent. Disease Issues: Minor. Insect/Pest Damage: Minor. Animal Damage: Deer. Bloom Time: Summer - Late Fall. Fruit Time: Summer - Fall [318-1]. Tends to sprawl, particularly if grown in moist and/or fertile soils. Crown rot may occur if grown in moist, poorly drained soils. Plants may be sheared in mid to late summer to promote a fall rebloom and to remove any sprawling or unkempt foliage. Species plants can spread somewhat aggressively in the garden by both rhizomes and self-seeding [368-1]. 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 clumper with limited spread [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

Propagation is by seed or division of the rhizomes.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Whorled tickseed, Whorled coreopsis, Thread-leaved tickseed, Thread leaf coreopsis, and Pot-of-gold.

Found In

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

Asia, China, North America, USA

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Species plants can spread somewhat aggressively in the garden by both rhizomes and self-seeding [368-1].

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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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