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Coreopsis, Threadleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed 'Creme Brulee'

Coreopsis verticillata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: verticillata (ver-ti-si-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Creme Brulee
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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Castro Valley, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Cordele, Georgia

Evansville, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Scott, Louisiana

Albany, New York

Himrod, New York

Sherrill, New York

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Florence, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Abilene, Texas

Coppell, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Broadway, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 30, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I love coreopsis, and this one in particular is very pretty. It was very full, not floppy at all, and flowered all summer. I've had trouble with coreopsis surviving over the winter in zone 4a, but thought this one would do better. It didn't. Out of 6, not even one survived. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong; I put in two large gardens and a lot of different kinds of plants, including some rated only to zone 5, and coreopsis is the only thing I lost.


On Jun 2, 2008, Debndal from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this plant in full sun. Has a tidy mounding habit, doesn't flop over, and has lovely airy foliage. Have not noticed any pests or disease. Plant in partial sun not nearly as pretty, so I would recommend it for full sun exposure.


On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Med. 20" - Plant 30" apart. zone 4-9.


On Jun 24, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Foliage is a lovely shade of yellow - not as bright as some of the other cultivars. It is somewhat resistant to powdery mildew. Fast grower. Flowers all summer, even more if dead-headed. Reaches a height of 20".