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Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Leading Lady Sophia'

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Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Leading Lady Sophia') at Cal's Market & Garden Center

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed flowers

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed flowers

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Height:  14 inches

Spread:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Leading Lady Series

Description:

A compact variety with stunning, butter yellow flowers around a central gold disk; tolerant of pests and drier soils; thriving in sandy and rocky soils; needs good drainage; mildew resistant and tolerant of heat and cold

Ornamental Features

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed is clothed in stunning yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed is an open herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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.

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 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 plant 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Leading Lady Sophia Tickseed is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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

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