About this cultivar:
Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' is a compact herbaceous perennial cultivar with finely dissected leaves and bright golden-yellow daisies in early summer. It is slightly smaller than most of the verticillata species and the flowers are probably the brightest and most plentiful. It has the RHS AGM and is probably our favourite of the Coreopsis.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: May, June, July
- Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
- Hardiness: Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
- Habit: Clump forming
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.5 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.5 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Yellow, green
Goes well with: Agapanthus, Kniphofias, Crocosmias, or Monarda. Try it with grasses such as Stipa. We grow ours in between 'med' plants such as Nepeta and Salvia.
About this genus:
Coreopsis species are perennial wildflowers recognized around the world for being tough, durable garden plants. They are members of the daisy family. The name Coreopsis is derived from the Greek word koris, meaning "tick" or "bug"and opsis meaning "view" - because the seed looks like a bug: hence the common name tickseed.
In full sun or partial shade hey produce hundreds of bright yellow flowers...some in summer and others in autumn. It is a tough, low maintenance plant that grows in almost any soil. This easiness gives it a reputation as a "beginner plant" - but we think every pro should have them! Every few years it is a good idea to divide them.
The fine textured foliage of Coreopsis pairs very well with coarser textured plants such as Agapanthus, Kniphofias, Crocosmias or Monarda. Because it can tolerate drought try it with grasses such as Stipa. We grow ours in between 'med' plants such as Nepeta an Salvia. Coreopsis looks best in large groups, or woven among other perennials. The flowers also attract butterflies and make great cut flowers.