Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Summer into Fall
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Creme Brulee™ Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee' PP16,096
This delectable Spirit brings luscious yellow blooms to your sunny borders all summer.

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As sweet and satisfying as the decadent dessert! Crème Brulée Tickseed is a tempting Spirit that serves up plentiful helpings of rich custard-yellow flowers over a long period in summer. These cheery yellow blooms look sharp at the front of your sunny borders and mix well with most other colors. Plant them with blue, purple, orange, or white blossoms to paint an especially pleasing picture. Together with other easy-to-grow, long-blooming summer Spirits like Russian Sage and Becky Shasta Daisy, Crème Brulée will give your landscape luscious color for weeks on end.


Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Summer into Fall
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

Crème Brulée is a variety of Threadleaf Tickseed, a species native to the eastern U.S. The choice selection was discovered in the garden of Long Island nurserywoman, Lois Woodhull, by her sister, June Croon. June had recently lost her sister suddenly, and she felt like the plant was Lois’s way of sending her a message of hope and healing. June patented Crème Brulée in 2004, vowing to donate half of the proceeds received from each plant to non-profit groups that help people in need. June passed away in 2015, but the love between these two sisters lives on in their fine selection.

The Details

Crème Brulée was discovered as a chance mutation of that uber-popular Spirit, Moonbeam Tickseed. Moonbeam is a fabulous plant, but Crème Brulée appeared to be superior to it in several ways. The new plant was more robust, had brighter green foliage, was less prone to mildew, and had larger, darker yellow flowers.

How to Grow

Crème Brulée Tickseed is not hard to grow, and novice gardeners will have success with it. Just plant it where it will receive full sun all day and make sure the soil drains freely. It will need regular water while the roots get established in the ground, but after that it will be less needy. Soggy soils in winter can spell trouble. Go light on the fertilizer, feeding only when growth appears pale or weak. Cut old growth back before new shoots appear in spring. Tickseed craves heat, so it may take a while to reappear if spring is unusually cool.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 12-18"
Avg Mature Width 1-3'
Foliage Color Deep Green
Bloom Time Summer into Fall
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Fragrant No
Groundcover Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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