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Common Perennials

Threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis 'Golden Shower'
Coreopsis 'Golden Shower'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Yellow flowers on rounded plants with fine, feathery foliage. Excellent plant for almost continuous summer flowering.

Culture

Prefers well-drained soils in a sun location.

Cultivars

'Moonbeam' 12-18 inches tall, soft yellow flowers

'Golden Showers' 2-3 feet tall, dark yellow flowers

'Zagred' 12-18 inches tall, small yellow flowers

'Heavens Gate' 18-24 inches tall, large pink flowers with red centers

'Rosea' 12-15 inches tall, pink flowers, vigorous spreading plant

Notes

Long living perennial. Can spread by underground rhizomes. Drought tolerant. Cut back after their first flush of flowers for an autumn flush of flowers. Don't over-fertilize as it leads to soft, floppy plants.