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Lilydale, Vic 3140
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Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams'

Magenta Tickseed

Plant Type Rockery
Flower Colour Pink+white
Leaf Shape Lanceolate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Exotic
Flower Months Oct-Mar



Coreopsis rosea is the only pink form of this popular genus.  ‘Sweet Dreams’ has the classic daisy like foliage with soft pink and white tinged flowers.  It likes a cooler location with part to full sun and moist well drained soil. It makes a nice open shrub growing to about 50cm x 50cm.  It is a free flowering plant producing masses of blooms from mid spring to mid autumn.


Best results are achieved by regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed’ in spring and autumn and a light prune in mid autumn.  It is hardy to moderate frosts.  Sweet Dreams looks great in mass plantings amongst other perennials like Geranium ‘Rozanne’ or mixed penstemons.  Also makes an attractive border plant for a herb or vegetable garden or in front of a bed of large shrubs.

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