A mass of cheery yellow flowers all summer long make this the perfect summer border plant. Excellent for attracting butterflies.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Yellow
Suitable For Wildlife: Butterflies
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Main Attribute: Summer flowers.
Height / Spread: 45cm x 45cm (18in x 18in)
I always cut Coreopsis right back in autumn to ensure a good flush of growth the following year.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Slugs, snails.
Plant Care: Once the new growth appears in mid spring, remove the previous years stems.
Care and Time: Medium - spring
Benefits: A sunny, summer plant which offers flowers and colour for months. Re-blooms if dead headed. Excels in pots.
History: Coreopsis comes form the Greek word for bug, as the seed resembles bugs when dried. It is commonly known as Tickseed.