Breeder Profile: Darrell Probst

Darrell Probst

The genus Coreopsis has come a long way since ‘Moonbeam’ thanks to the extensive breeding efforts of Darrell Probst, of Hubbardston, Massachusetts. He has singlehandedly revolutionized the genus, bringing to market cultivars that bloom much longer, are very disease resistant, and are very easy to grow. 

The BIG BANG™ series began with the introduction of ‘Full Moon’ which is a vast improvement over older yellows. The series gained further notoriety with the introduction of the incredible ‘Mercury Rising’, the first hardy red Coreopsis. Don’t miss Probst’s first threadleaf introduction, ‘Red Satin’.  You simply can’t go wrong with the Coreopsis from Darrell Probst!

Notable Perennials from Darrell Probst Include:

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