Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Showers'
  Common Name: Coreopsis-Threadleaf
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

One of the most loved perennials, C. 'Golden Showers' is an excellent performer with large, rich golden-yellow flowers appearing from early through late summer. This variety is exceptionally vigorous, forming upright, airy clumps of fine, needle-like foliage.

Coreopsis is one of the easiest perennials to maintain and is a good choice for beginners. It compliments nearly every other plant in the garden. The verticillata species is particularly long-lived, has a longer flowering time, and demonstrates better drought tolerance than others in the genus.

Origin: Native Cultivar


  24-30 Inches
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
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Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:

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Size(s) Offered:

  Bare Root: #1 Grade (25ct)


Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Easy to grow


  Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2000

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Coreopsis is native to North America. Therefore, it is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather drought tolerant. It can be propagated either by seed or by division every few years in spring or fall.


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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.