Types of Coreopsis
Coreopsis come in shades of pink, red, orange and of course their vibrant yellow. From tight and compact to tall and fluffy, here are a few varieties to get you started.
Early Sunrise. This vigorous tickseed blooms from late spring right through till fall. It has semi-double yellow blossoms and does best in heat and sun. It is drought resistant and hardy to zone 3.
American Dream. This variety has small pink flowers with tiny yellow eyes. It will grow eight to 16 inches and will bloom most of the summer.
Tequila Sunrise. The golden-yellow flowers will grow 12 to 16 inches, with green and creamy white, variegat-
ed foliage that will reveal pink undertones during cooler months.
Lanceleaf. This Missouri native can grow up to two feet tall. It often grows wild in prairies, glades, fields and roads. It features a solitary yellow, daisy-like flower and is a grandfather species of many coreopsis hybrids.
Rum Punch. This plant forms a compact mound covered with watermelon-pink flowers that grow to 12 inches. In cooler climates it must be replanted in the spring. Garnet. This is a low-growing mound with dark cherry-pink flowers. Would be a great front-row plant in an all-pink border.
Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise'.
Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'.
Coreopsis 'Rum Punch'.