Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight'

Coreopsis ‘Lil Bang Starlight’

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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight'
  • Common name: Tickseed
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

White

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 fern-like foliage.

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Coreopsis ‘Lil Bang Starlight’ is absolutely fascinating, as its blooms change colour based on their temperature. In warm conditions each flower petal is white with pink markings, but as temperatures dip they take on darker tones and some change colour completely to deep pink. Flowering from summer through to autumn, all blooms have an attractive yellow central eye, which makes them a magnet for bees and other pollinators. It’s perfect for growing at the front of a sunny border or in a container, and makes an excellent cut flower.

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For best results, grow Coreopsis ‘Li’l Bang Starlight’ in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil, though it will perform better in full sun.

How to grow Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight'

  • Plant size

    40cm 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
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 flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight' and wildlife

Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight' poisonous?

Coreopsis 'Lil Bang Starlight' 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