Coreopsis verticillata Firefly Tickseed
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Firefly' Tickseed

A lovely, long-flowering perennial, perfect for extending the season of a summer border.
  • A new introduction, Coreopsis 'Firefly' is naturally a compact prairie plant and is ideally suited to today's low maintenance gardens.
  • Easy to grow, drought tolerant, and long blooming, with plenty of glowing yellow daisy-like blooms with a red eye - all for very little effort on your behalf.
  • Very winter hardy down to -25C, Firefly is the perfect choice for new gardeners or those who have very little time.
  • Compact and robust, it's definitely a plant for the front of the border or a mixed container - versatile, easy, and fun!
  • Supplied as 3 x Garden Ready plants for immediate planting

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Increasingly popular, Coreopsis is naturally a rugged prairie plant and ideally suited to today's low maintenance gardens.

With perfectly formed compact mounds of dense thread-like foliage, its startling, yellow and red bicolored flowers are carried on tall stems, above fine, feathery foliage - which gives them another alternative name of threadleaf, while their more common name, 'tickseed,' refers to the seeds which are said to resemble ticks and these are a great favourite of garden finches.

Easy to grow, drought tolerant, and long blooming, Coreopsis certainly earn their keep in a sunny flower border, rewarding you with plenty of flowers for very little effort on your behalf.

A new introduction, 'Firefly' is very winter hardy down to -25C with good resistance to disease making it a perfect choice for new gardeners or those who have very little time.

Compact and robust, it's definitely a plant for the front of the border or a mixed container - versatile, easy, and fun!

Supplied as 3 x Garden Ready plants for immediate planting.

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Item 480483 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 x Garden Ready plants for immediate planting

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Deadhead plants regularly to keep them blooming through the summer

Care Information

Planting Advice for Coreopsis verticillata 'Firefly'

  • Grow in full sun in soil that drains well.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.

Aftercare Advice for your Tickseed

  • Coreopsis will need regular water when first planted until they are established. After that, they are quite drought tolerant.


Pruning Advice for Coreopsis 'Firefly'

  • Deadheading will keep the plants blooming throughout the summer.
    Leave the stems on the plant sfor autumn and winter interesty, before tiding up in late winter.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
25 cm
38 cm
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