• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kor-ee-OP-sis ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Aster (Aster); Sedum (Sedum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soil; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent blooms to encourage prolific bloom and prevent unwanted self-seeding. Fertilize in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The Cruizin' Series of threadleaf coreopsis developed after Patti Bauer of Bauer's Forever Flowers in Lucinda, PA discovered the 'Route 66' variety growing in her garden in 2005. The Series has since grown from the Route 66 and includes cultivars such as 'Broad Street', 'Electric Avenue' and 'Sunset Strip'. The Cruizin' Series features vibrant reds, golds, and oranges, and are notable for their hardiness.