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COREOPSIS verticillata 'Golden Showers'

Image of Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Golden Showers'

Plant Common Name

Golden Showers Tickseed, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Threadleaf Tickseed

General Description

Extra large golden flowers and a sturdy upright habit distinguish this tall perennial. Overall, ‘Golden Showers’ is long-blooming, easy to grow, colorful and draws many pollinators to the garden—particularly bees and butterflies.

Threadleaf coreopsis is clump-forming and slowly spreads by rhizomes. It originates from eastern North America and has very fine, threadlike medium green foliage. Throughout summer, it puts forth many daisies of rich gold. Plants will continue blooming into fall if spent flowers are occasionally sheared off.

Sun-loving, heat-tolerant and hardy, 'Golden Showers' prefers average soil with good drainage. In the landscape, this tall cultivar looks super massed with ornamental grasses, like Panicum virgatum, showy stonecrop and colorful daylilies. Unlike other tall cultivars, 'Golden Showers' does not flop, so tying and staking is not required.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    North America, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Canada, Mexico, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes