By Kate Chinnick

Coreopsis grandifolia (tickseed)

Native to south eastern and central America
Hardy perennials and annuals. Growing up to 60cm tall
Flowering in spring and summer
Golden yellow flowers, some with red centres
Prefers sun in well drained enriched soil
Useful plants for borders and meadow gardens
Propagate from seed in spring or autumn
Good cultivars – “Badengold”, “Sunray” and “Early Sunrise”
Successful cut flowers
Attracts bees