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

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Zones 2B, 3-24, 31-41
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Coreopsis rosea

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 rosea ‘Sweet Dreams’ (photo courtesy of Monrovia)
Coreopsis rosea ‘Sweet Dreams’ (photo courtesy of Monrovia)

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Coreopsis rosea

Northeastern native. Fine-textured plant 1 1/2–2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with pink, yellow-centered daisylike flowers from summer to fall. Unlike other species, prefers moist soil.

‘Heaven’s Gate’ has pink flowers with a dark crimson ring around the center.

‘Sweet Dreams’ has threadlike leaves and masses of big white flowers with a raspberry ring surrounding a yellow eye.

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