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Creme Brulee Tickseed

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A beautiful compact mounded variety that features fine, ferny foliage covered in lemon yellow flowers; blooms from early summer to fall; an excellent addition to beds, borders or containers; great for fresh-cut arrangements; thrives in poor, sandy soils

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Coreopsis
Cultivar:
Creme Brulee
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
open
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Flower Color:
lemon
Flower Eye Color:
yellow
Flower Form:
daisy
Flower Period:
from early summer to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
light green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Creme Brulee Tickseed is smothered in stunning lemon yellow daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain light green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Creme Brulee 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.

Planting & Growing

Creme Brulee Tickseed will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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.

Creme Brulee 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.

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