Coreopsis 'coreopsis

Coreopsis flowers are so much fun in the garden landscape! These carefree perennials are literally covered with brilliant, freshly colored flowers all summer and into the fall.

Their single heads on tall, slim stems create a full habit that adds a bright playfulness to the garden. It looks beautiful as a lively accent near trees and shrubs, in containers or planted up on a green roof (like ours at the nursery is!).

The abundant flowers come in a broad array of colors and combinations from creamy yellow, radiant oranges and reds, to vibrant hot pink and are generally about 1-2” diameter each. Many species grow to around 2-3’ tall and wide, although some grow as small as 8” and others over 5’. The leaves vary from simple, dissected to ferny. Talk about diversity!

Coreopsis is a tough perennial that thrives in full sun in the cottage boarder, intense parking strip or mixed container. A versatile plant which combines well with echinacea, grasses and perovskia.

There are now literally dozens of varieties available of these long bloomers- Many are great cut flowers and attract butterflies. Coreopsis is a group that breeders are having fun playing with right now- which will mean more amazing types for us all to drool over! Below is listed a few of our new favorites and some classics you will want to try as well.


Coreopsis grandifolia

Coreopsis 'earlysunrise'

Coreopsis ‘Early sunrise’

Double, rich yellow flowers 20”h, 18”w.

Award winner Zones 4-9.

Coreopsis 'flyingsaucers'

Coreopsis ‘Flying Saucers’

Vigorous, compact plant 18”h & w.

Dark yellow semi-double flowers.

Great cut flower.

Zone 5-9.

Coreopsis 'jethrotull'

Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’

Compact, free blooming yellow flowers with tubular petals.

12-18”h, 18-24”w

Zones 5-9


Coreopsis tinctoria - Annuals

Coreopsis 'mahoganymidget'

Coreopsis ‘Mahogany Midget’

A gorgeous annual variety with rich, single mahogany flowers.

Grows 10”h&w.

Great for borders and containers.


Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis 'moonbeam'

Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’

Fine, feathery foliage is topped with 1” lemon yellow flowers June-August or September.

Grows 18” h&w.

Zone 4.

Coreopsis 'Coreopsis 'Show Stopper'

Coreopsis 'Show Stopper'

Bright rosy pink single flowers June-September.

Grows 24" tall 30"wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

Coreopsis 'zagreb'

Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’

Feathery foliage adds great texture to the garden as soon as it emerges in spring.

Bright yellow single flowers June-August or September. 12-18”h, 15”w

Zone 4.


Coreopsis hybrids

The wild array of hybrid coreopsis includes:

Coreopsis 'zagreb'

Coreopsis 'Big Bang series'

Bread for good branching and low seed production which in turn promotes heavier flowering.

Coreopsis 'Day Break'

Coreopsis ‘Day Break’

Stunning red petals with yellow tips.

Compact growing to 6-12" tall and wide.

Perfect for containers

Coreopsis 'fullmoon'

Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’

Large, butter yellow flowers on a free blooming plant.

24-30”h, 18”w.

Coreopsis 'redshift'

Coreopsis ‘Red Shift’

This fabulous plant has flowers that are yellow with a red eye in the heat of summer but change to more ruby tones as the weather cools.

24-30”h, 18”w.

Coreopsis 'Red Satin'

Coreopsis 'Red Satin'

Deep red single flowers June-September.

Grows 18"tall 24" wide.

Coreopsis 'garnet'

Coreopsis ‘Garnet’

A Terra Nova introduction with rosy pink flowers June through September.

Grows 18"tall 24"wide.

Hardy to zone 7

Coreopsis 'rubyfrost'

Coreopsis ‘Ruby Frost’

Stunning ruby red, single flowers with an irregular white edge.

24-26”h, 28”w

Zone 7-9.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

Perennials

Astilbe: False Spirea

Perennials

Bellium: Miniature Daisy

Perennials

Bergenia: Pigsqueak

Perennials

Brunnera: Bugloss

Perennials

Canna Lily

Natives

Camassia: Camas

Perennials

Chrysanthemum

Perennials

Coreopsis: Tickweed

Perennials

Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

Perennials

Delphinium: Larkspur

Perennials

Dianthus: Carnation

Perennials

Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

Perennials

Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

Natives

Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

Perennials

Erodium: Alpine Geranium

Perennials

Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

Perennials

Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

Perennials

Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

Perennials

Hellebore: Winter Jewel

Perennials

Heuchera: Coral Bells

Perennials

Hosta: Plantain Lily

Perennials

Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

Perennials

Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

Perennials

Paeonia: Peony

Perennials

Papaver: Poppy

Perennials

Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

Perennials

Primula: Primrose

Perennials

Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

Natives

Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
Natives

Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily