Southern Gardening: Beautiful coreopsis are great garden choices
When the heat makes gardeners want to stay indoors, it’s nice to have reliable, flowering plants that keep on looking good even when they don’t get a lot of attention.
The landscape performance of thread-leaf coreopsis, or Coreopsis verticillata, has made these plants outstanding choices for season-long color. And since it is an easy-to-grow, flowering perennial, beginner gardeners can have success almost immediately.
Coreopsis’ flowering is non-stop, covering the plants with a profusion of bright yellow and gold blooms. And Coreopsis verticillata is much longer-lived than the other perennial varieties of coreopsis.