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Coreopsis verticillata

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Description

Thread Leaf Coreopsis, is a native perennial that grows in dense bushy clumps. It may grow 2-3 feet tall with a similar spread. Plants thrive in infertile sandy and rocky soils and tolerate drought, low levels of salt, infertile soil, heat and humidity.  If soil is too rich or moist, stems become weak and plants tend to flop. The clumps will spread by rhizomes and can be divided every 2-3 years. It will also self-seed. Shearing the plant after blooming will sometimes produce fall flowers.

This plant provides an airy appearance to the sunny border, naturalized area, native garden or mass plantings. Its long bloom season provides a profusion of daisy-like yellow flowers. It is an easy-care plant that will give you years of enjoyment.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Golden Showers'
    2-3 feet tall, dark yellow flowers
  • 'Heavens Gate'
    18-24 inches tall, large pink flowers with red centers
  • 'Moonbeam'
    12-18 inches tall, soft yellow flowers
  • 'Rosea'
    12-15 inches tall, pink flowers, vigorous spreading plant
  • 'Zagred'
    12-18 inches tall, small yellow flowers
Tags:
#gold#sun#showy flowers#yellow#full sun#partial shade#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#wildlife plant#wildflowers#food source#cpp#fire#medium flammability#NC native#well-drained soil#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant#rhizomes#shallow rocky soil#sandy soil tolerant#native wildflower#butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Golden Showers'
    2-3 feet tall, dark yellow flowers
  • 'Heavens Gate'
    18-24 inches tall, large pink flowers with red centers
  • 'Moonbeam'
    12-18 inches tall, soft yellow flowers
  • 'Rosea'
    12-15 inches tall, pink flowers, vigorous spreading plant
  • 'Zagred'
    12-18 inches tall, small yellow flowers
Tags:
#gold#sun#showy flowers#yellow#full sun#partial shade#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#wildlife plant#wildflowers#food source#cpp#fire#medium flammability#NC native#well-drained soil#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant#rhizomes#shallow rocky soil#sandy soil tolerant#native wildflower#butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    verticillata
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America, Southeastern US
    Distribution:
    USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , KY , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , SC , TN , VA , WV Canada: ON , QC
    Fire Risk Rating:
    medium flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Its flowers are attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Its seeds are eaten by songbirds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 5 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Dark colored achene seed form after blooming.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-2 inch daisy-like flowers have 8 petals around a yellow center disk in loose clusters, They bloom late spring to late summer. Unlike some coreopsis, the petals are not notched.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The stemless, thread-like, dark-green leaves are divided into 3 segments in a whorled pattern around the stems.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thin green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Salt