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Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: pubescens (pew-BES-senz) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshine Superman

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 45eriepa On Aug 13, 2010, 45eriepa from Lexington, MA wrote:

Coreopsis pubescens is a spreading, somewhat sprawling plant to 2' (60cm) high that provides non-stop yellow from July to frost. It has not self-sown for me but collected seeds germinate readily; mine came from Prairie Moon Nursery seed. It can be readily divided when growth begins in spring. It is useful, dependable, and trouble free; I find it quite tolerant of drought, such as the one we're now enduring.

Positive efbiosis On May 19, 2007, efbiosis from Oakland, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Short in stature but generous with blooms. Starts the display in mid April here in Oklahoma and doesn't stop until frost with the added bonus of not needing to be deadheaded. Looks great when paired with its larger cousins like Coreopsis x 'Rising Sun' or Coreopsis x 'Jethro Tull' or with small statured fountain grasses

Does not appear to be affected by powedery mildew.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cordele, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Lexington, Massachusetts
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Louis, Missouri
Sicklerville, New Jersey
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Newport News, Virginia

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