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‘Jethro Tull’ tickseed

By: Garden Gate staff
The classic coreopsis flower is a single yellow daisy shape. But that's not the only shape you'll find these days.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Skagit Gardens

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‘Jethro Tull’ tickseed Coreopsis hybrid

The classic coreopsis flower is a single yellow daisy shape. But that’s not the only shape you’ll find these days. ‘Jethro Tull’ tickseed puts a little zing into this basic shape with fluted petals on flowers that keep coming from summer to frost. The first flush of blooms is the biggest — the plants are just covered. Cut a few flowers to add to a wildflower bouquet.

Later, remove spent stems below the foliage for a fresh supply of blooms in a few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the deeply lobed green leaves and full, mounding habit as a ground cover. To keep your coreopsis coming back every year, make sure it has well-drained soil. It doesn’t like “wet feet.”

TYPE Perennial BLOOM Summer SOIL Well-drained LIGHT Full sun SIZE 12 to 15 in. tall and 18 in. wide PESTS None serious HARDINESS Cold: USDA zones 5 to 9, Heat: AHS zones 9 to 1

Published: May 11, 2010
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