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Coreopsis verticillata Route 66

Threadleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 26" (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Red
Patent: #20,609
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Get your kicks from this fantastic threadleaf Coreopsis - Route 66 color variations are all over the map! 2" yellow flowers all feature a burgundy center that gushes red coloration onto the petals in endless variation. Very vigorous and hardy.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • For a Sunny Spot

Coreopsis General Information:

Coreopsis verticillata are great cut flowers with its unusual narrow tapered foliage. Free flowering-continuously in bloom from early summer into fall. Spreads readily and can be used on a sunny bank, in a naturalized planting, or in a traditional border. Long blooming and easy to grow, they come in various heights and many shades of yellow, reds, pink, and white.

Coreopsis Plant Care:

Prefers a nice sunny well drained spot. Very easy to grow. Remove top one-third of plant with hedge shears after flowering to freshen foliage, if needed. Spreads reliably, so division every 2-3 years may be needed to restrain girth, but only if desired.

$12.95 ea.
(3+) $12.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: CORU