Gardeners Tips for New Coreopsis

American tickseed
Photo from Kew at the British Museum

New for the Garden

  • I have just ordered a Collection of 6 Coreopsis varieties from Jersey Plants. You can acquire or just admire plants as part of a collection
  • Cranberry Ice, Garnet, Ruby Frost, Snowberry, Citrine and Autumn Blush are the varieties that are costing £12.99.
  • The colour range includes Cream with Red Eye, Red with White Edges and Yellow Eye, Red, Red with Yellow Eye, White with Red Eye and the now famous Yellow.

I was very pleased with the picture of Coreopsis from my garden without any comprehension of the other variety available. That was before I came across the picture below by the Dutch perennials wizard Luc Klinkhamer

Growing Coreopsis

  • ‘Autumn Blush’ is one of the latest and perhaps the most dramatic of the new Coreopsis hybrids with boldly blotched, dark-eyed peachy-yellow flowers.
  • The plants should have a flush of flowers in spring and again in autumn.
  • Cut stems back after the first flush of flowers fade to promote a repeat bloom.
  • Plant in sunshine with dark foliage plants to create a contrast.
  • Green leaves reach a height of 24″ and spread 24″

Anyway back to my small observations.

  • Originally I purchased one good plant from a nursery last Autumn and split it into 3 before planting. Two plants are now larger than the original and all are flowering in a nice group.
  • My plants are flowering very well so I buying some more.
  • Coreopsis, also called Calliopsis or Tickseed are great additions to my garden design of bright yellow and oranges that will bloom most of the summer. They fit in well with most plants and have a good compact habit.
  • Coreopsis makes a neat 14 inch tall edging plant as well as nice cut flowers.
  • Check the habit of the more exotic types as they may not be as compact or floriferous
  • Coreopsis is attracting a lot of attention from breeders and will be a perennial plant to be reckoned with over the next few years. Watch this space or the one at your garden center.

Other Selections

    Coreopsis ‘American Dream’ Thread-leaf Coreopsis, Pink Coreopsis
    Coreopsis lanceolata ‘Baby Sun’ Lanceleaf
    Coreopsis, Pot of Gold, Longstalk Tickseed
    Coreopsis Big Bang ‘Cosmic Eye’
    Coreopsis, Pot of Gold, Longstalk Tickseed
    Coreopsis ‘Creme Brulee’
    Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Domino’ Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Longstalk Tickseed
    Coreopsis ‘Dream Catcher’ and Full Moon Big Bang Series
    Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Flying Saucers’ Tickseed
    Coreopsis verticillata ‘Golden Gain’
    Coreopsis lanceolata ‘Goldfink’
    Coreopsis ‘Gold Nugget’
    Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’
    Coreopsis ‘Little Sundial’
    Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ Thread-leaf Coreopsis, Pot of Gold, Whorled Tickseed
    Coreopsis ‘Pinwheel’
    Coreopsis ‘Red Shift’
    Coreopsis ‘Route 66’
    Coreopsis ‘Sienna Sunset’
    Coreopsis ‘Snowberry’
    Coreopsis verticillata ‘Sunbeam’
    Coreopsis ‘Tequila Sunrise’
    Coreopsis, Pot of Gold
    Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ Thread-leaf Coreopsis, Pot of Gold, Whorled Tickseed
    from Dayton Nursery Ohio


2 Responses to Gardeners Tips for New Coreopsis

  1. perennialgardenlover July 30, 2008 at 16.03 #

    I love the variety of color in coreopsis! It’s a great garden plant.

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