<i>Coreopsis pubescens</i> 'Sunshine Superman'<br>StarTickseed
<i>Coreopsis pubescens</i> 'Sunshine Superman'<br>StarTickseed

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'
StarTickseed

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Butterfly Friendly Deer Resistant Bird Friendly Full Sun Part Shade
DESCRIPTION
Star Tickseed
Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

This powerhouse bloomer flowers from early summer into October covering its soft green foliage and rounded, spreading form with masses of yellow-orange color. Neither heat or mildew seems to phase this performer that loves to be grouped and always has a flock of butterflies nearby.

BENEFITS

  • Butterflies are drawn by its nectar
  • Small birds like finches love to eat its seeds
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Loves to be grouped in sunny gardens
  • Deer resistant 
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
MAP KEY: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

 

Interesting Facts

Butterflies use their tarsi or "feet" as taste receptors. When they contact sweet liquids such as nectar butterflies extend their proboscis to eat the nectar sensed by the taste receptors.

 

GROWING TIPS

Grow in full sun or part shade and average to dry soil. Very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions and quite drought tolerant once established. Cut back spent flowers for more prolific reblooming. Plants are somewhat short-lived and self-seeding helps perpetuate a good planting in the garden. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt.

Mature Size: 12-18in. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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