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Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

An Airy Threadleaf that Stands Up on Its Own.

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.

The thread leaf Coreopsis verticillata are increasingly popular. The feathery texture of the leaves and the profusion of bloom are certainly worthy features. However some of the threadleafs can become wispy and floppy as they age and some are very short-lived. Coreopsis 'Golden Showers' is able to hold its flower stems tall and sturdy throughout the season. It tends to form a nice size clump, rather than traveling around your garden. And it stays around for several years.

Like all the Coreopsis, it is very tolerant of hot, dry weather. Shearing the plants back by about 2/3s, once the initial blooming is finished, will refresh the plant and set new buds.

  • Zones: 4 - 9
  • Colors: Golden Yellow
  • Height: 24 - 30" Width: 18 - 24"
  • Bloom Period: Mid-Summer - Fall
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Notes: Benefits from a shearing after the initial bloom fades.

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