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Coreopsis rosea Nutt.
Pink tickseed, Rose coreopsis, Pink coreopsis
USDA Symbol: CORO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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:
green Flower: 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
, SC Canada: NS Native Distribution:
N.S. & e. MA
to Long Island & NJ Native Habitat:
Damp, sandy to peaty shores & depressions
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:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff