• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional water.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact and mounding to 14 in. wide and 8 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Orange-red flowers summer into fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kor-ee-OP-sis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Compact and mounding to 14 in. wide and 8 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Orange-red flowers summer into fall.
    Flower color:Orange
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasBeautiful in meadows and wild gardens. Plant around the edges of wetlands or natural garden pools. Perfect for casual cottage or country gardens. Upscale enough to belong in traditional perennial borders. Good addition to spare shrub borders that need late season pick up. Stature is ideal for smaller urban gardens or in limited confines of entries and courtyards. Mass to intensify their color in open beds and borders
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shear mid- to late summer to allow a new flush of flowers into fall. May be treated as an annual in colder zones.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Once established, needs only occasional water.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Europeans conferred the common name for coreopsis as "tickseed" inspired by seed that resemble the insects. Some coreopsis species were widely used by Native Americans as medicine, a vitamin rich tonic or merely as vegetable food.