Plant of the Day – Coreopsis Star Cluster

I like any plant that has a daisy like flower, so Coreopsis is a natural for me.  This pretty perennial is today’s plant of the day. It is called Coreopsis Star Cluster. 

Coreopsis Star Cluster

photo credit Hirts Perennials

It is easy to see where the plant gets its name.  The lovely yellow center radiates out in a star pattern with a gorgeous purple color that also tinges the edges of the petals.  The common name for Coreopsis is “tickseed.”

The plant is fairly easy to grow.  Since it is a North American native, it will be right at home in most USA gardens.  Just follow these growing tips:

  • Perennial. It will come back year after year.  Does well in zones 5-9.
  • Needs full sun
  • Height grows to about 30″ tall and 30″ so keep this in mind when you plant it.
  • Blooms early summer all the way through fall
  • Will tolerate most soil types and can also take dry soil fairly well but does best in average, well draining soil.
  • Deer resitant
  • Great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Has showy flowers that are great for bringing indoors.

If you like the look of this plant, see Hirts Perennials on Amazon. 

Coreopsis star cluster

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