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Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata 'Curry Up'

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Sizzle And Spice Curry Up Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Curry Up') at Rainbow Gardens

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed flowers

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed flowers

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Sizzle And Spice Curry Up Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Curry Up') at Rainbow Gardens

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed in bloom

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed in bloom

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Threadleaf Coreopsis

Group/Class:  Sizzle & Spice Series

Brand:  Walters Gardens


Vibrant, daisy-like flowers present wider petals that are vivid golden yellow with clear, dark red eyes; rounded, compact habit, thrives in sandy and rocky soils and is drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed is smothered in stunning yellow daisy flowers with dark red eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its threadlike leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed is an open herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Sizzle And Spice® Curry Up Tickseed is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.