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Cosmic Eye Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye'

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Cosmic Eye Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye') at The Growing Place

Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' flowers

Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' flowers

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Height: 15 inches

Spread: 15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Other Names: Large Flowered Tickseed

Group/Class: Big Bang Series


Striking, daisy-like yellow flowers with gold centers and contrasting dark burgundy ring; large 3 inch diameter flowers; tolerant of pests and drier soils, thriving in sandy and rocky soils; a smaller, more compact variety

Ornamental Features:

Cosmic Eye Tickseed is smothered in stunning yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes and a burgundy ring at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Cosmic Eye Tickseed is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cosmic Eye Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Border Edging

Plant Characteristics:

Cosmic Eye Tickseed will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing Edging Garden Container
Flowers Texture Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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