Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee'
Common name   Tick seed
Hardiness Zone   5 to 9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   light - medium
Flower color  Yellow
Bloom time   June - October
Height   1 to 2 ft
Spread   1 to 2 ft

General Culture:
Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of heat, humidity and some drought. Plants may be sheared in mid to late summer (August) to promote a fall rebloom and to remove any sprawling or unkempt foliage. Plants will spread by rhizomes, but reseeding will not occur.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
‘Crème Brulee’ is a yellow-flowered coreopsis (tickseed) that is being promoted as an improved version of C. verticillata ‘Moonbeam’. Yellow flowers on larger inflorescences on a more vigorous plant clad with brighter green leaves displaying better resistance to powdery mildew. This is a threadleaf-type that typically grows in dense, bushy clumps to 12-20” tall eventually spreading to 35” wide. Butter-yellow daisy-like flowers (to 1” diameter) bloom profusely from June to October. Lacy deep green leaves. Plants in the genus Coreopsis are sometimes commonly called tickseed in reference to the resemblance of the seeds to ticks.
No serious insect or disease problems. Tends to sprawl, particularly if grown in moist and/or fertile soils. Crown rot may occur if grown in moist, poorly drained soils
Border fronts. Sidewalk edgings. Also effective in naturalized areas, wild gardens or cottage gardens. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils. Patio containers.