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Solanna™ Glow Tickseed

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Solanna Glow'

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Solanna Glow Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Solanna Glow') at Green Thumb Nursery

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed flowers

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed flowers

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Solanna Glow Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Solanna Glow') at Green Thumb Nursery

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed flowers

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Large Flowered Tickseed

Group/Class:  Solanna™ Series

Brand:  Danziger


Striking, upright stems of semi-double pale yellow blooms with golden centers; an abundance of flowers over mounds of green foliage; tolerant of pests and drier soils, thriving in sandy and rocky soils

Ornamental Features

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed features showy buttery yellow round flowers with yellow overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive gold flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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 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.

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Solanna™ Glow Tickseed will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 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 does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. 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.

Solanna™ Glow 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  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features