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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’

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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’ stands out in our trial for its bright, fuchsia-colored flowers. This cultivar is also one of the most floriferous and longest-blooming selections that we evaluated. Unfortunately, problems with floppiness and powdery mildew were observed each year. But, if tightly planted near supportive neighbors, ‘Show Stopper’ might not flop as it did in our garden. The floral display is impressive enough that many people may be willing to overlook these faults.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Show Stopper tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    late June - October 
  • Flower Size
    1¾” diameter 
  • Size
    20” x 36” (h x w) (flopping to 42” wide) 
  • Weeks in Bloom
  • Disease Resistance
    Prone to powdery mildew