Your favorite gooey Latte and ice cream topping now in a less sticky version! Just as sweet and delectable, the Crème Caramel™ Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Novcorcar') is just what your garden has been craving!
Also known as Coreopsis, which usually comes in shades of yellow, Crème Caramel™ instead is a gorgeously creamy, pinky-peachy colored bloom with golden yellow centers. They look just like waves of caramel topping rising over deep green foliage!
Even when not in flower, Crème Caramel™ has beautiful, mounds of leathery deep-green leaves. Deeply cut and with long deep lobes, Tickseed emerges a bit later in the spring than other perennials, but last vigorously until hard frost.
The fresh color and delicate foliage are perfect backdrops for the dreamy blooms to follow in late spring to early summer!
These sun-loving, gorgeous blooms meld amazingly with all plants in your perennial beds and line borders in tidy mounds. Cottage gardens benefit from these creamy Daisy-like, sublime blooms.
Tickseed is Xeric (very drought tolerant) and works great in urban or water-wise designs. Wildflower gardens are, of course, perfect sites for Creme Caramel™ Tickseed; your Rock Gardens and prairies as well.
Just the right size as potted plants, they add a sweet dessert topping to your sunny planters, containers and window boxes, on both porches and patios alike. Tiny gardens, urban lots or even the smallest yards all have space for this densely-growing perennial.
Mass plantings fill hot dry areas with honeyed blooms and provide hardiness that won't back down from tough conditions. Naturally forming colonies along roadsides and in old fields by self-seeding, they naturalize prairie sites and sunny drifts with color.
With blooms lasting well into autumn, Crème Caramel™ has those perfect hues that mix and mingle among a wide range of other fall plants and their colors!
The long-stemmed blooms are lovely cut flowers. Add these to your cutting gardens and of course your pollinator gardens to draw in the butterflies! The more you cut, the more blooms will return throughout the growing season!
Doing best in any kind of well-drained soil, Coreopsis are successful in poor, sandy and average soils; Crème Caramel™ is really not particular as long as they don't sit in water. These even show some resistance in saline conditions.
Once established, Tickseed is very drought tolerant and thrives in those hottest, dry sites most plants cannot tolerate. A hardy native plant, these thrive in USDA zones 6-9. Highly disease resistant, these tough natives endure the harshest locations!
Crème Caramel™ thrives in full sun, though also appreciates some part shade in those warmer growing zones during the hottest part of the summer afternoon. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Deadheading encourages blooms all season, but be sure to leave some dried seed heads for the birds to feast on in the autumn!
Drizzle on the soothing, sweet and sublime hues that Crème Caramel™ Tickseed can add to your garden today! For a dessert treatment to your garden! Order from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Coreopsis verticillata 'Novcorcar'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Peachy Pink|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|