Coreopsis varieties to know and love
Traditionally, coreopsis flowers are small and yellow with notched petals and a simple, daisy-like appearance—no surprise considering its membership in the Asteraceae, or daisy, family.
But gone are the days when simple yellow flowers were the only option. Today, you can easily find a broad spectrum of coreopsis cultivars that vary considerably in form (including single and semi-double flowers) and color (including solid and bi-color flowers in shades of yellows, pinks, whites, oranges, and reds). Following are a small selection of unique but readily available coreopsis varieties.
1. Mango punch
Mango punch coreopsis features sherbet-colored blossoms in ombré shades of orange, peach, and red.
2. Pink sapphire
Large, bright pink flowers with white eyes make pink sapphire a cheerful and pretty garden selection.
3. Pinwheel coreopsis
This eye-catching variety sports pale, buttery yellow blossoms with unusual, spoon-shaped petals and blue-green foliage.
4. Double sunburst
Semi-double blossoms give yellow double sunburst coreopsis a ruffled, feminine look.
Pure white blossoms with yellow centers make polaris coreopsis a simple and elegant choice that plays well in just about any garden scheme.
6. Li’l bang starlight
This whimsical variety produces different colored flowers depending on the weather, with pink-tipped, white blooms showing up in warm weather and solid pink flowers appearing when temperatures plummet.