Coreopsis grandiflora, C. lanceolata, C. roseus

How to plant Coreopsis seeds

Coreopsis plants are gratifying to grow. First-year flowering perennials require little care, bloom over an exceptionally-long season.

Coreopsis Sterntaler - Coreopsis lanceolata PR05029

STERN­TALER Coreopsis Seeds Coreopsis lanceolata

Particularly striking 2-3 in. golden blooms with mahogany brown highlights. The 15-18 in. tall, easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant plants are heavy flowering; waves of showy bloom from May to October. Sterntaler coreopsis is a top performer for borders or pots. Grows nicely with Hakone White balloon flower, Chinese fountain grass, White Swan Echinacea, and Stokes' aster. Winter hardy to zone 4.

100 seeds - $1.99

Coreopsis Suburst - Coreopsis lanceolata PR01296

SUN­BURST Coreopsis Seeds Coreopsis lanceolata

Bright semi-double, golden yellow 2-3 in. flowers in summer and fall. Easy to grow, Sunburst coreopsis can bloom within 11 weeks from sowing. Plants grow to 3 ft. tall, are winter hardy to zone 4.

500 seeds - $2.49

Coreopsis Sun Up - Coreopsis grandiflora PR05032s

SUN UP Coreopsis Seeds Coreopsis grandiflora

Masses of vibrant yellow, semi-double 2 in. flowers from mid spring through early fall. One of the earliest coreopsis to bloom, Sun Up forms naturally-rounded, tidy plants. Grows 10-12 in. high, 12-14 in. wide.

Sun Up is an improved, more compact Early Sunrise coreopsis. First-year blooming plants demonstrate remarkable resistance to heat and drought. Winter hardy to Zone 4. A Fleuroselect Novelty winner.

25 seeds - $2.25

Coreopsis Rising Sun - Coreopsis grandiflora PR05033

RISING SUN Coreopsis Seeds Coreopsis grandiflora

Sunny-yellow, semi-double 2 in. flowers with deep red highlights. Rising Sun is earlier to bloom than most coreopsis, flowers appear in mid spring, continue to bloom into fall. The 18 in. high, 24 in. wide plants show extraordinary tolerance to both heat and drought. Flowers first year from seed. Winter hardy to Zone 4. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).

25 seeds - $2.25

Coreopsis American Dream - Coreopsis roseus
Coreopsis American Dream American Dream Coreopsis

AMER­ICAN DREAM Coreopsis Seeds Coreopsis roseus

Unlike other coreopsis, American Dream grows best in mild climates. In warm climates afternoon shade is preferred. Needs regular water. Spreading, 18-24 in. tall plants are blanketed in rosy-pink, yellow centered 1 in. single daisies all summer. American Dream coreopsis blooms the first year when started early. Use at the front of the border, or in containers. Winter hardy to zone 4.

250 seeds - $2.49

How to Plant and Grow Coreopsis

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Plant Coreopsis Seeds: Sow coreopsis seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant into the garden 1-1.5 ft. apart.

Grow Coreopsis: Full Sun. Rising Sun, Sterntaler, Sunburst, and Sun Up coreopsis are heat and humidity tolerant, and will thrive with moderate to little water. American Dream coreopsis likes mild summer temperatures, afternoon shade in warm climates and moist, even wet soil. Coreopsis require little maintenance, and are rabbit and deer resistant. Shear plants back occasionally to promote continuous flowering. Coreopsis flowers attract bees, birds, and butterflies.