The UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis, otherwise known as the Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 or Tatarian Dogwood ‘Kesselringii’, Red-Barked Dogwood ‘Kesselringii’, White Dogwood ‘Kesselringii’, Siberian Dogwood ‘Kesselringii’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
The fundamental caring guidelines for every UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
- Light: Keep your Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis belongs to the Cornaceae family, the genus Cornus and the species Alba, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 (kor-ee-OP-sis).
As with other Cornus’s, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is a plant native to the Eastern/Central Asia.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a and the ideal climate zone is between 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 can grow up to 4′ – 6′ (120cm – 180cm) in 4′ – 6′ (120cm – 180cm) and 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm) in 3′ – 6′ (90cm – 180cm).
These dimensions make the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis a relatively large shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful rounded shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 72″ (180cm) free so the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and moist properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
As mentioned earlier, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis prefers to have soil with good drainage, and moist properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis requires soil with clay, high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
You can expect your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).
In particular, this shrub is well known for its long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis produces some beautiful red & yellow, or gold/yellow and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis is well known for being able to attract butterflies and birds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for wet soil, dry soil and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 will be fine.
Now, let’s talk garden and how your UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis will look best in it.
Most Coreopsis X ‘Balupteamed’ Plant Patent #28,866 owners agree that this shrub will look great in most cottage and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of coastal garden, prairie and meadow, city and courtyard, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, banks and slopes, and in hedges and screens, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, border, mass planting, container, firescaping/fire wise, or a wildlife garden.
So that’s it! These are the main plant care requirements that you need to keep in mind in order to have a healthy UpTick™ Cream & Red Coreopsis in your garden or home.