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
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'
Pink flowers have a dark crimson ring around the center.'Sweet Dreams'
Threadlike leaves and masses of big white flowers with a raspberry ring surrounding a yellow eye.
‘Kent Beauty‘ is a hybrid with O. scabrum; has a more compact habit (4 in. high, ...
Long-blooming shrub bears rose pink flowers with a deep red eye. Sets few or no seedpods.
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...