COREOPSIS Perennial – Sun
Coreopsis spp. Ht. 12”-24” Spread 24”
ko-ree-OP-sis Spacing 12”-24”
HABIT: Perennial that looks good most of the year and great while in bloom May to August. Will resend and spread – which is OK. Primarily yellow flowers. C. lanceolata is a pure yellow native. Several hybrids such as ‘Sun Ray’ and ‘Baby Sun’ are on the market, which are excellent. C. tinctoria is an annual with a red center. There are many other choices and most all of them are good.
CULTURE: Easy in any soil, sun to light shade, low water and food needs. Can be planted from seed.
USES: Summer color, perennial beds, and cut flowers.
PROBLEMS: Few serious ones.
NOTES: C. lanceolata is a pure yellow native. Several excellend hybrids such as 'Sun Ray' and Baby Sun are on the market. C. tinctoria is an annual with a center. C. verticillata 'Moonbean" is an excellent fern-leaf perennial. There are many other choices, and almost all of them are good.