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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Coreopsis rosea Nutt.
Pink tickseed, Rose coreopsis, Pink coreopsis
USDA Symbol: CORO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Pink tickseed or rose coreopsis is a fine-textured, mounded plant, 1-2 ft. tall and twice as wide. Erect leafy stems, simple or much-branched, arise from creeping rhizomes and bear bright-green, linear foliage and numerous tiny, pink-rayed flowers with yellow centers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Inflorescence: Head Size Notes:
9 inches to 2 feet high Leaf:
Flower 1 inch across
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Blooms rather inconspicuous, scattered among the leaves
DE , GA , MA , MD , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC Canada: NS Native Distribution:
N.S. & e. MA to Long Island & NJ Native Habitat:
Damp, sandy to peaty shores & depressions USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Drought Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist, sandy, acid soils.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Grown for its fine, dense, green foliage and scattered flowers.
Use Wildlife: Birds eat the seeds.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Root Division , Seeds Description:
Easily grown from seed. Mature plants may be increased by division. Seed Treatment:
Seeds of this genus
generally germinate without pretreatment. Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DEUnited States Botanic Garden
- Washington, DC
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Record Modified: 2009-01-31
Research By: TWC Staff