Lemon Punch Tickseed
Coreopsis 'Lemon Punch'
Lemon Punch Tickseed flowers
(Photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries)
Height: 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Large Flowered Tickseed, Threadleaf Coreopsis
Compact plant with cheery, daisy-like yellow flowers with rosy undertones and a central gold disk; tolerant of pests and drier soils; thriving in sandy and rocky soils; coreopsis needs good drainage
Lemon Punch Tickseed is smothered in stunning yellow daisy flowers with rose overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Lemon Punch Tickseed is an herbaceous annual 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 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.
Lemon Punch Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Lemon Punch Tickseed will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
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.
Lemon Punch 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.