Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger'

Coreopsis ‘Bengal Tiger’

Tickseed

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger'
  • Common name: Tickseed
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Coreopsis verticillata, commonly known as tickseed, is an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial native to North America. In summer and autumn it produces bright yellow flowers that stand out against the delicate, fern-like foliage.

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Coreopsis ‘Bengal Tiger’ bears dramatic, bicoloured flowers in red and yellow, apparently reminiscent of tiger eyes. Perfect for growing at the front of sunny borders or as part of a container display, it has a compact habit and feathery, fern-like foliage. The open flowers attract a range of pollinators including hoverflies and butterflies. It can be propagated by spring division or basal cuttings.

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For best results, grow Coreopsis ‘Bengal Tiger’ in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil, though it will perform better in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering. Propagate from basal root cuttings in spring.

How to grow Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' and wildlife

Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' poisonous?

Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People