Coreopsis verticillata 'Lightning Bug'

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Foliage is covered with very bright red and yellow flowers
  • Low, compact habit
  • Blooms summer-fall
Blooms all Season
Blooms all Season
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Coreopsis is easy to grow. Prefers well-drained soil and full sun.  Once established, it is drought tolerant.

Height: 10 in
Spread: 15 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow
Zone: 5-10
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Container
  • Blooms all Season
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water