Coreopsis rosea Nutt.
Pink tickseed, Rose coreopsis, Pink coreopsis
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: CORO
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: 9 inches to 2 feet high
Flower: Flower 1 inch across
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Blooms rather inconspicuous, scattered among the leaves
DistributionUSA: DE , GA , MA , MD , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC
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
PropagationPropagation Material: 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: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
United States Botanic Garden - Washington, DC
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coreopsis rosea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis rosea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis rosea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff