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Sunshine Superman Tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

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Sunshine Superman Tickseed (Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' flowers

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' flowers

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Sunshine Superman Tickseed (Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' in bloom

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

All this variety needs is well drained soil and lots of sunshine and it will bloom profusely all summer long; a dense, more compact form and a wildflower look that blends well in a cottage style garden; when positioning remember flowers follow the sun

Ornamental Features

Sunshine Superman Tickseed is smothered in stunning gold daisy flowers with harvest gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its oval leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sunshine Superman Tickseed is an 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.

Sunshine Superman Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Sunshine Superman Tickseed will grow to be about 18 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 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 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.

Sunshine Superman 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