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Coreopsis rosea (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)
Coreopsis rosea (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

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Zone
Zones 2-24, 28-43, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal

Coreopsis grandiflora

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

COREOPSIS

Easy-to-grow members of the sunflower family yielding a profusion of yellow, orange, maroon, or reddish flowers. Deadhead for longer bloom; use hedge shears to remove large numbers of spent blooms. Both annual and perennial kinds are easy to propagate—annuals from seed sown in place or in pots, perennials from seed or division. Plants tend to self-sow; seeds attract birds.

The species listed here are from the eastern and southern U.S. unless otherwise noted.

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunburst’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunburst’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Coreopsis grandiflora

Grows to 1–2 ft. high, spreading to 3 ft. Narrow dark green leaves with three to five lobes. Bright yellow, 2 1/2–3-in. single flowers bloom all summer, carried high above the foliage on long, slender stems.

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Flying Saucers’ (photo courtesy of PlantHaven International, Inc.)
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Flying Saucers’ (photo courtesy of PlantHaven International, Inc.)

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‘Flying Saucers’

Nearly sterile selection with single, flat, 2-in.-wide yellow flowers over a long period.

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