Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'
Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'

Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'

"Tickseed"

Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Description

Make sure your summer evenings are as balmy as can be, by planting with a generous patch of gloriously dusky Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'. This cheery perennial, commonly known as Tickseed, is a shining star among Coreopsis, featuring extra fancy blooms and impressively enduring flowering time. There’s a real cottage-garden charm and slight vintage vibe about the simplicity and colouring of these daisy-like blooms. Playfully jagged petal edges give the display a relaxed and informal appearance, and the ruby-red and pale butter yellow bicolour is calmingly muted. The adorable button centre of each Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy' flower is nectar rich, drawing in bees, butterflies and other hardworking pollinators. 

Unlike the rangy habit of their wild relative tickseedCoreopsis grandiflora 'Solar Fancy' has been bred with home gardening in mind—a dense bushy habit, larger blooms and strong upright stems which don’t tend to droop or lean. A light shearing after the first flush ensures this robust hardy perennial will continue flowering from June to early autumn. With improved disease resistance and tolerance to drought and heat, this tough little Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy' works hard to earn its place in sunny borders with free-draining or sandy soil. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy'

  • Flower colour

    Red, yellow

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    40-60cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Coreopsis 'Solar Fancy' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Tickseed" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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