Tickseed Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze = 'Baluptgonz' (PBR) (Uptick Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
tickseed [UpTick Gold and Bronze]


The Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze has a unique and striking appearance with highly decorative flowers. The blooms exhibit a beautiful two-tone color pattern, featuring a bright golden-yellow hue that blends seamlessly into a rich bronze shade at the petal tips. The daisy-like flowers are large, eye-catching, and possess a symmetrical and orderly arrangement of petals surrounding a central button-like disc, which is typically darker and more pronounced. The foliage is equally attractive, providing a lush backdrop for the flowers. The leaves are slender, elongated, and have a soft, delicate texture. They are predominantly a deep green color, which contrasts nicely with the warm tones of the flowers and helps to make the colors pop. The plant has a bushy, mounded form that creates a dense and tidy appearance, making it a popular choice for garden borders, flower beds, and as an accent in landscape designs. Overall, the Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze is a dazzling plant that captures attention with its vibrant blooms and pleasing form. It is cherished for its long blooming period and its ability to bring a splash of warm colors to a variety of outdoor settings.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms


    • Common names

      Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze, Coreopsis 'Baluptgonz'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Tickseed is generally not considered toxic to humans. There are no significant reports of poisoning or adverse effects from ingesting this plant. However, it is always advisable to avoid consuming any part of ornamental plants as a precaution.

    • To pets

      Tickseed is also not known to be toxic to pets. While there are no specific reports of poisoning in pets such as dogs and cats, it is wise to discourage pets from eating ornamental plants to prevent any potential gastrointestinal upset.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      North America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Long Blooming Season: Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze blooms prolifically, offering vibrant flowers for an extended period from early summer into fall.
    • Drought Tolerance: This variety of tickseed is notably resistant to drought conditions once established, reducing the need for frequent irrigation and maintenance.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The bright blossoms are highly attractive to bees and butterflies, aiding pollination and benefiting the ecosystem.
    • Low Maintenance: It requires minimal care beyond initial planting and occasional watering, making it a great choice for beginner gardeners or those with limited time.
    • Cold Hardy: It is capable of withstanding colder climates and can survive through frosts and mild freezes, making it suitable for many different gardening zones.
    • Maintenance of Shape: Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze naturally maintains a compact and mounded shape without needing regular pruning.
    • Versatile Planting: It is perfect for use in borders, containers, and as a cut flower, providing flexibility in landscape design and home decor.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • As a natural fabric dye: The flowers of Coreopsis, also known as tickseed, can be used to produce a bright yellow or gold dye for fabric, offering a sustainable and eco-friendly dyeing option.
    • Photography backdrop: With its striking gold and bronze flowers, tickseed can serve as a beautiful backdrop for close-up nature photography or still life compositions.
    • Garden theming: Tickseed's vibrant colors make it ideal for creating a themed garden space such as a warm autumnal garden or a gold-themed area.
    • Educational tool: Gardeners or educators can use tickseed to teach about plant breeding and cultivar development, showcasing the plant as an example.
    • Artistic inspiration: The contrasting colors of the tickseed's blooms can inspire painters or textile designers in their color palettes and patterns.
    • Compost additive: After the blooming season, the spent flowers and foliage of tickseed can be added to compost bins to create nutrient-rich compost.
    • Craft projects: Dried tickseed flowers can be incorporated into homemade wreaths, ornaments, or pressed flower art projects for natural decoration.
    • Wedding decorations: As an alternative use, fresh or dried tickseed blooms can be used in eco-friendly wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, or table centerpieces.
    • Homemade potpourri: Tickseed flowers can be dried and mixed with other natural ingredients to create fragrant potpourri for the home.
    • Seasonal festivities: During fall celebrations like Thanksgiving, tickseed can be used in floral arrangements or as part of harvest-themed decor.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Coreopsis is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Coreopsis is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Cheerfulness: Coreopsis, often referred to as Tickseed, is commonly associated with cheerfulness due to its bright and sunny appearance. The 'Baluptgonz' variety, with its striking gold and bronze colors, reinforces this symbolism, bringing a joyful energy to gardens.
    • Optimism: Tickseed is thought to symbolize hope and optimism, which fits the Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze well, as its flowers are suggestive of a sunny day. It represents looking towards the future with a positive outlook.
    • Love: In the language of flowers, Tickseed can convey feelings of affection. Its bold display and the lasting nature of its blooms suggest a steadfast love.
    • Good Fortune: Tickseed plants are often deemed to be a symbol of good luck. Planting Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze might be seen as an attempt to attract fortune or to celebrate success in life.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to early summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Tickseed should be watered thoroughly and deeply, particularly during dry spells. Allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot. In general, providing about 1 inch of water per week either through rainfall or manual watering should suffice for maintaining its health. Adjust your watering schedule during periods of extreme heat or extended drought by watering twice a week instead of once to ensure the soil doesn't dry out completely.

  • sunLight

    Tickseed thrives best in full sun conditions, where it can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Plant it in a location without the shade of trees or buildings to ensure it gets ample sunlight which is crucial for optimal blooming and growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Tickseed can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, typically surviving in conditions as cold as 0 degrees Fahrenheit and as warm as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Optimal growth occurs when the plant is exposed to temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which promotes healthy foliage and vibrant blooms.

  • scissorsPruning

    Tickseed should be deadheaded regularly to encourage additional blooming and to maintain a tidy appearance. Prune out spent flowers and cut back to the nearest set of leaves. For the best results, pruning should be done every few weeks during the blooming period. In the spring, cut back the entire plant by one-third to stimulate new growth and improve the plant shape.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Tickseed prefers well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, ideally with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 5.5 to 7.0. The best soil mix is one part garden soil, one part compost or well-rotted manure, and one part coarse sand or perlite to ensure good drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Tickseed generally does not require frequent repotting as it is often grown as an annual; however, if grown as a perennial, repot every 2-3 years or when rootbound.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Tickseed thrives in average humidity conditions typical of outdoor environments and does not require any special humidity adjustments when grown outdoors.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and water regularly.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun location, well-draining soil; water as needed.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Coreopsis 'Uptick Gold and Bronze', also known as Tickseed, begins its life as a seed, which, when sown in fertile, well-draining soil and given the proper warmth and moisture, will germinate. The seedling stage follows, where the young Tickseed establishes its root system and grows its first true leaves, differentiating from the initial seed leaves or cotyledons. As it enters the vegetative stage, the plant develops a stronger stem and more complex leaf structures, and it continues to grow in size and form. The Tickseed then reaches maturity and initiates the flowering stage, which is characterized by the emergence of its distinctive yellow and bronze blooms that attract pollinators. Following pollination, the plant produces fruits which contain seeds, completing the cycle as these seeds are dispersed to grow new plants. In perennial varieties like the Uptick series, the plant will enter a period of dormancy over the winter, only to regrow from the rootstock the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • The Coreopsis Uptick Gold and Bronze, commonly known as Tickseed, is best propagated through division, a method popular for its simplicity and effectiveness. To propagate through division, the process should ideally be carried out in the spring or early fall when the plant is not in active bloom. Start by carefully digging up the entire plant, making sure to preserve as much of the root system as possible. Gently pull apart the clumps into smaller sections, each with a good amount of roots and several shoots. These sections can then be replanted immediately in well-prepared soil, spaced about 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) apart to allow room for growth. Water the new plantings thoroughly to help establish them. Division helps rejuvenate older plants while providing new plants that will bloom with the same vivid colors and vigorous growth as the parent.