- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 22 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
For a serious injection of color, look no further than the Big Bang™ Sun Splash Tickseed. With its frilly, two-tone, red and yellow flowers, it simply dazzles whether grown in drifts in a border or a container. Big Bang™ Sun Splash will bloom throughout the summer, attract pollinators, and being perennial, will even come back again next year.
With a compact habit, this plant won’t become unruly; as a herbaceous plant, this tickseed is easy-to-manage and low maintenance. Originating from North America, Big Bang™ Sun Splash is a sun-loving plant that can cope with some shade; it is also deer resistant. With a long flowering season, this coreopsis makes a great choice as a cut flower.
Big Bang™ Sun Splash Tickseed Plant Care
Preferring full sun, this perennial loves a hot and sunny border. Best planted in free-draining, neutral soil, regular watering is required until it is established, after which it can be reduced. Fertilizing isn’t strictly necessary unless the soil is very poor. However, to give Big Bang a boost, an organic slow-release fertilizer can be sparingly applied in early summer. Don’t be tempted to overfeed it though, as over-fertilizing may inhibit flower production.
To keep this tickseed flowering for months on end, regular deadheading during the summer is required. For some winter protection, it is best to leave the foliage standing and to add a layer of mulch, before cutting it back to the base in spring. If grown in containers, move these plants to a sheltered location to overwinter.
Big Bang™ Sun Splash Tickseed Spacing
Growing to 1.5 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide, the Big Bang™ Sun Splash Tickseed does not need a huge amount of room and can provide great impact even if grown individually in a planter. However, if you are planting a mass of it for a big impact, plants can be spaced around 18 inches apart; just make sure you have access to deadhead them when needed.
Big Bang Sun Splash Tickseed Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 22 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 22 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow|
|Flower Description: Bright Red & Yellow|
|Bloom Period: All Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: Big Bang Sun Splash Tickseed|
|Other Name(s): Sun Splash Tickseed|
|Scientific Name: Coreopsis BIG BANG 'Sun Splash'|
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.
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- 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.
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