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Coreopsis ‘Gilded Lace’

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Coreopsis ‘Gilded Lace’ truly impressed us with its floriferous and long-lasting floral display. It was also a great boon to pollinators who were frequently observed visiting this plant. This cultivar was discovered as a chance seedling in the garden of Peter Heus and is likely a hybrid between Coreopsis tripteris and Coreopsis verticillata. ‘Gilded Lace’ is unique for its lacy, fine-textured foliage- something rarely seen on a plant this size. It is also reliably hardy and disease resistant. The only minor complaint about ‘Gilded Lace’ is the tendency for its stems to lean, usually by no more than  30 or 40 degrees, but this is easily overlooked with such an amazing floral display. Large and sturdy neighbor plantings would likely make the leaning a nonissue altogether. ‘Gilded Lace’ is a rhizomatous coreopsis that spreads about 2’ over three years.


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  • Common Name
    Gilded Lace tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-June – October 
  • Flower Size
    1½” diameter 
  • Size
    52” x 72” (h x w) 
  • Weeks in Bloom
    18 weeks 
  • Disease Resistance
    No disease observed