3 Coreopsis blooms with the words June Is Perennial Gardening Month

We continue to celebrate our favorite perennials for National Perennial Month, and that means we must talk about one of the true workhorses of the garden: Coreopsis. Also known as Tickseed, Coreopsis is loved for its ruggedness and profuse blooms. These are just 2 of the reasons it was chosen by the Nation Garden Bureau to be the Perennial of the Year.

  • Daisy like flowers on tall stems varying from 10 to 24 inches tall
  • Many flower colors including butter-yellow, gold, cranberry-wine with a white edge, and 2-tone flowers of yellow and red
  • Low maintenance, and drought tolerant
  • Common name is tickseed
  • Birds love the seed heads in the winter!
  • Coreopsis will bloom best in full sun
  • Starts blooming in early summer and repeat bloom periodically through to fall
  • Deadheading the spent flowers will encourage more blooms

 

Close-up of a coreopsis 'Cruizin Route 66' bloom Coreopsis 'Cruizin Route 66'
Close-up of a Coreopsis 'Firefly' bloom Coreopsis 'Firefly'
Close-up of a coreopsis 'Hardy Jewel Cranberry Ice' bloom Coreopsis 'Hardy Jewel Cranberry Ice'
Close-up of a Coreopsis 'Ladybird' bloom Coreopsis 'Ladybird'
Close-up of a Coreopsis 'Zagreb' bloom Coreopsis 'Zagreb'
Close-up of a coreopsis 'Lil' Bang Daybreak' bloom Coreopsis 'Lil' Bang Daybreak'

At Al's, we carry over 10 varieties of this perennial favorite! So if you are looking to add something to your garden that is a true workhorse and easy to maintain – take a look at the many varieties of Coreopsis.