Types of Co­re­op­sis

Ontario Gardener Magazine - - 2018 is the year of the 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'.

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