Coreopsis UpTick 'Gold & Bronze'
A tidy, mounded variety, covered with striking, daisy-like yellow flowers with gold eyes and contrasting deep red-purple rings; tolerant of pests and drier soils; thriving in sandy and rocky soils; great as edging, or in containers; needs good drainage
Height: 14 inches
Spread: 14 inches
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: UpTick Series
UpTick™ Gold and Bronze Tickseed is smothered in stunning yellow daisy flowers with orange overtones, gold eyes and a indian red ring at the ends of the stems from late spring 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.
UpTick™ Gold and Bronze Tickseed is an open 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 bees and 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.
UpTick™ Gold and Bronze Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
UpTick™ Gold and Bronze Tickseed will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 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.
UpTick™ Gold and Bronze 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.