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Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed

Coreopsis 'Red Satin'

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Permathread Red Satin Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Red Satin') at Minor's Garden Center

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed flowers

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed flowers

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Permathread Red Satin Tickseed (Coreopsis 'Red Satin') at Minor's Garden Center

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed in bloom

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  22 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Group/Class:  Permathread Series

Brand:  RADTKE


An upright variety covered with glowing scarlet-red blooms with orange central disks, floating over fine, whispy green foliage; tolerant of pests and drier soils; thriving in sandy and rocky areas; coreopsis needs good drainage

Ornamental Features

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed is smothered in stunning scarlet daisy flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its threadlike leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Permathread™ Red Satin 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 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.

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Permathread™ Red Satin Tickseed will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 22 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 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 does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Permathread™ Red Satin 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.

Sizes Available:

4.5" Cont. $7.99

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