Coreopsis verticillata Cruizin′ ‘Route 66’

Threadleaf Coreopsis
USDA Zone: 4-9

Sometimes known as Threadleaf Coreopsis, this forms a spreading clump of very delicate, ferny foliage. This selection bears loads of starry yellow flowers with burgundy centers, each a little different from the next, from early summer into the fall. Clipping off faded flowers will encourage buds to form all season. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, once established. Excellent for cutting. Great for mass planting in a sunny area and will even adapt to naturalized meadow plantings. This species is native to the Eastern USA. Tolerates heat and humidity. Easily divided in early spring. Discovered at Bauer’s Forever Flowers in northwestern Pennsylvania and introduced by ItSaul Plants of Georgia. Part of the Cruizin’ Series. USPP#20609: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy or Clay

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Dry

Care Level Easy

Flower Color   Red   Yellow

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Summer   Early Fall   Mid Fall

Foliage Color   Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form   Attracts Butterflies
Border    Containers
Cut Flower   Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant    Rabbit Resistant
Ground Cover    Massed

Flower Head Size   Small

Height    20-23 inches

Spread    20-23 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Medium