Coreopsis verticillata L.

Threadleaf Coreopsis, Whorled Tickseed

Family: Compositae

Genus: Coreopsis

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: 3' tall and 2' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Thin, thread-like leaves and yellow flowers in summer to autumn. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Abundant flowers from early summer through autumn. Drought tolerant. Tends to live longer than Coreopsis grandiflora. Well-drained soil.


'Zagreb' considered to be one of the toughest and best-performing.


Published in SP. Pl. 2: 907 in 1753.

Native to West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia.


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