Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Eager to find a dainty, pearly-white bloom to complement other colors in your containers or yard? Your search ends with Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed, otherwise known as Coreopsis BIG BANG™ 'Polaris', Polaris Tickseed, and Threadleaf Coreopsis. This herbaceous perennial, an American creation of Darrel Probst, consists of an apricot disk surrounded by pristine-white ray florets. Supported by refined, narrow foliage, this compact plant, with its showy pale blooms wafting in the wind, will add brightness and contrast to any yard or pot from summer until fall.

Any gardener will do well with Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed. Compact and slow growing, this hybrid is exceptionally manageable. Being both disease resistant and drought tolerant, it poses minimal headaches. Even animals are not a primary concern. Being deer resistant, this wash of white won’t suddenly disappear when the critters come searching in your backyard for a midnight snack. Ultimately, Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed’s low maintenance makes it the ideal choice for someone who has just stepped into the gardening ring or for someone who has already been there for years. 

Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed Care

Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed will smile broadly, showing its many pearly-white florets, when planted in full sun and loamy, slightly acidic soil that is well draining. A good pH target range to aim for is 5.5 to 6.5. To encourage growth in containers, amend general potting soil with sand, perlite, or coco coir. Conduct a moisture check prior to watering this humidity-tolerant, showy bloomer. 

A low-maintenance perennial, Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed does not require frequent trimming. Depending on the number of plants, however, deadheading is recommended after the blooming season has begun. To encourage production of larger and more brilliant blooms, trim spent blooms with a pair of snips or scissors. Wipe any tools with alcohol prior to trimming to prevent spreading disease from one plant to another. If Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed is planted en masse in larger quantities, you can shear the plants a quarter to a third of their height to inspire another wave of white blooms.

Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed Spacing

Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed reaches a maximum height of only 15 to 18 inches and looks great in borders among other perennials or in containers while playing solo. Make sure, however, to plant these stars at least 18 inches from each other when installing them in hedges or groups.

Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: Clear White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed
Other Name(s): Polaris Tickseed
Scientific Name: Coreopsis BIG BANG™ 'Polaris'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.