Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine'
Helianthus-leaf Swamp Tickseed
Item #: 3802
Zones: 6a to 9b, at least
Height: 30" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
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(aka: Coreopsis helianthoides) Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine' is a 2000 Plant Delights Nursery introduction that originated as a seedling shared by the late Rob Gardner of the NC Botanical Garden. We soon realized we had a gem, which was confirmed a mere 15 years later in the 2016 Mt. Cuba coreopsis trial, where Coreopsis 'Summer Sunshine' blew away the competition, taking the top honor. Native to swampy forested sites from NC to Florida, Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine' makes a great landscape specimen, with its slowly spreading habit similar to its faster spreading cousin, Coreopsis integrifolia. The shiny, uncut, dark green foliage adorns 30" tall clumps. From September to November, Coreopsis palustris is topped with a stunning show of yellow-orange daisies...perfect for an overly moist site in your garden, although it has performed beautifully for us in regular garden soil in full sun.