Coreopsis verticillata 'Lightning Bug'

Threadleaf Coreopsis

Photo courtesy of Swift Greenhouses

  • Lacey leaves covered in bright gold and red-eyed flowers from top to bottom
  • Low compact habit
  • Blooms summer-fall
Blooms all Season
Blooms all Season
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
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: 10-12 in
Spacing: 15 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Gold, Red
Zone: 5-10
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Long Blooming
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed
  • Blooms all Season
  • Edging
  • Container

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained