Melinda's Garden Moment Radio Tips

Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/Radio host, author & columnist with over 30 years of horticulture experience and tons of gardening information to share!

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Threadleaf coreopsis is a long-blooming drought tolerant perennial that attracts butterflies and goldfinches to the garden. Add a few long time favorites and colorful new introductions to your landscape.

Moonbeam and Zagreb are long time favorites. These hardy plants produce yellow daisy-like flowers on compact plants and are hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Ladybird produces red flowers on compact plants. Hardy in zones 5 to 10, it provides a nice spot of color in the garden.

Buttermilk has light yellow flowers and grows 15 inches tall. It is hardy in zones 5 to 10 and like the other threadleaf coreopsis it prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

Consider buying just a plant or two when trying new introductions in the garden. You can evaluate how they perform in your garden before investing in more plants.

A bit more information: Showstopper coreopsis has bright rose-pink flowers on larger 20 inch tall plants. It is larger than Limerock and appears to be hardier.