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Pink Tickseed

Scientific name

Coreopsis rosea


Pink Tickseed is a globally endangered species mainly due to the loss of lake shore habitat. In Canada, it is only found in Nova Scotia. Other common names for this species include Pink Coreopsis and Pink Threadleaf Coreopsis. Pink Tickseed is a perennial wildflower which grows in dense clumps up to 60 cm tall. The small daisy-like flowers have pink to white rays and yellow center disks. Single flowers grow on short, slender stems and bloom from June to September The narrow leaves are arranged in opposite pairs and are 2-5 cm long. The flowers of this species are beneficial to pollinator species, such as butterflies and bumblebees.

Planting conditions

Pink Tickseed has very little drought tolerance and grows best in well-drained soils that are consistently moist. It is intolerant to poor-draining, heavy clay soils and prefers to grow in full sun. It prefers to grow in sandy conditions and can tolerate shallow, rocky soils. Pink Tickseed can only be found naturally along 7 lakeshores in southwestern Nova Scotia.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
    • Wet
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 60 cm
  • Spread:
    • 100 cm