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Star Cluster Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster'

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Star Cluster Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Star Cluster') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' flowers

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' flowers

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Star Cluster Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Star Cluster') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' in bloom

Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Large Flowered Tickseed

Group/Class:  Big Bang Series

Description:

Striking, large, daisy-like white flowers with gold centers, that develop deep purple petal streaks in cooler weather; tolerant of pests and drier soils, thriving in sandy and rocky soils

Ornamental Features

Star Cluster Tickseed is smothered in stunning white daisy flowers with gold eyes and purple streaks at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Star Cluster Tickseed is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Star Cluster Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Star Cluster Tickseed will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 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 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Star Cluster Tickseed is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. 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  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features