Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'
Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'

Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'

"Tickseed"

Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel'

1 bare root — £4.46

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

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

Let Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel' radiate sheer beaming beauty in your garden this summer. This cheery treasure is thumping with colour—dazzling yellow and scarlet bicolour. Jagged petal edges make this flaming good riot of colour even more boisterously fun. Don’t be afraid of bright colours, embrace them—see how they accent the cooler tones in the garden and enjoy the buzz every time you step outside! The daisy-shaped flowers of Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel' are so uplifting whatever the weather. They’re nectar-rich, so a gift for the bees too.  

This fuss-free Coreopsis 'Solar Jewel', also known as tickseed, has been bred for larger blooms, bushier habit, superb disease resistance and tolerance to heat and drought. With regular deadheading they continue over an impressively long period from June into autumn – with so many flowers, you can take pleasure in snipping a few for flower arrangements. Flourishing on well drained sandy soils, you’ll find this resilient and low-maintenance sun lover hardy down to temperatures of -15°C or more. Coreopsis grandiflora 'Solar Jewel' harmonises beautifully with low billowing ornamental grasses.

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 grandiflora 'Solar Jewel'

  • 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 Jewel' 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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