Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionIf you're looking for nonstop blooms (without lifting a finger), then Uptick™ Red tickseed, or Coreopsis, was made for you! The first flush of flowers in early summer is nearly entirely red. As they bloom continuously through summer, successive flushes have more golden margins. Flowers are similar to those on Uptick™ Gold & Bronze but much redder, especially at the beginning of the season.
The Uptick™ series of tickseed from Darwin Perennials boasts larger flowers, broader leaves, and longer bloom time. While tickseed boasts a power-packed display, it requires little work to enjoy its long-lasting performance. Since it's beginner-friendly, disease resistant, and easy to grow, we recommend this flower to gardeners of any level. Plant it in a sunny spot and watch it thrive! DetailsBotanical name: Coreopsis 'Baluptred' Patent #: USPP 33,866 Common name: Coreopsis, Tickseed Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 12-14" X 12-14" Flower color: Red with yellow margins Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer, late summer Features: Suitable for slopes, space savers, rabbit resistant, native, heat tolerant, dry soil, deer resistant, container plants, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Accent, alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, mass planting, slopes, pollinator gardens, native plant gardens, small spaces, underplantingHow To GrowSoil: Thrives in any well-drained soil. Light: Full sun (6+ hours direct sunlight a day) Water: Low to moderate. Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Spacing: 12-16 inches Fertilizing: Seldom needed. Apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears. Maintenance & Pruning: None required; you may shear back old blooms if you wish, but this is not necessary for continuous bloom.