- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 8 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Coreopsis is a natural addition to any cottage, prairie, or meadow garden, but it can be a bit of a nuisance due to its high rate of self-seeding. Li’l Bang™ Riding Hood Tickseed solves that problem with nonstop blooming of sterile flowers. This tickseed produces nectar to entice beneficial pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies but does not produce pollen and seed. The shorter size of the plant also makes for a more dense upright shape that is less prone to falling flat. The deep reddish-copper flowers add to this perennial’s list of pros.
Li’l Bang™ Riding Hood has finely cut foliage, complementing large-leaved perennials and shrubs perfectly. Try planting it with Maiden Grass, Shasta Daisies, and Riding Hood Tickseed for a dazzling early summer combination. Deer are not often attracted to the foliage or flowers, although slugs and snails may be a problem for newly emerging shoots in the spring. The flowers are wonderful for indoor arrangements and are often dried for wreaths and winter decorating.
Li’l Bang™ Riding Hood Tickseed Care
Plant Tickseed in a spot with full sun or at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Free-draining, average-texture soil is a must. Fertilize with an all-purpose, balanced, granular fertilizer once in the early spring. Lightly scratch it into the soil for continued feeding throughout the growing season. This perennial is cold and heat tolerant and can be grown in USDA zones 3-8 with little winter protection.
Container-grown coreopsis will require more watering and regular fertilizing through the growing season. Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. Fertilize with liquid seaweed or fish emulsion once a month from April to August. Deadhead pot-grown plants as the flowers fade. Deadheading is not necessary for large clumps in the garden. Cut back any spent foliage in early spring just as the plant emerges from dormancy and new green shoots appear.
Li’l Bang™ Riding Hood Tickseed Spacing
The compact size of the Li’l Bang™ series makes it great for growing in containers as the ‘filler’ or for edging a smaller garden. The mature height and spread are a restrained 8-12 inches. Space the plants 10 inches on center when growing in the garden. A container with at least an 8-inch diameter is required for pot growing.
Li'l Bang™ Riding Hood Tickseed Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: Li'l Bang™ Riding Hood Tickseed|
|Other Name(s): Riding Hood Tickseed|
|Scientific Name: Coreopsis LI'L BANG™ 'Riding Hood'|
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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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.
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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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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
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Time of Order:
- 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.