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Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’

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Coreopsis ‘Cosmic Eye’ is a low-growing cultivar that has yellow flowers with a dark maroon center. The prolific and long-lasting floral display was quite impressive; however, the plants seemed unable to keep up. ‘Cosmic Eye’ failed to survive a single winter in our trial, even though it was given a second chance at the beginning of year two.  During both years, the plant quality seemed to greatly diminish as the season progressed, so that in late summer there was little to no foliage remaining on the plants. By September, they often looked like leafless, flowering stems. Given the poor plant quality at the end of the season, it was not surprising that all five plants failed to return each following spring.


  • Rating
    Did not complete trial 
  • Common Name
    Cosmic Eye tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-June - September 
  • Flower Size
    1 ¾” diameter 
  • Size
    16” x 28” (h x w) 
  • Weeks in Bloom
    15 weeks 
  • Disease Resistance
    No disease observed