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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Golden Gain’

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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Golden Gain’ is similar in many ways to the cultivar ‘Zagreb’ and the straight species. However, the aesthetic of ‘Golden Gain’ falls somewhere between the naturalistic look of C. verticillata and the compact precision of ‘Zagreb’. ‘Golden Gain’ has lacy foliage that rises to a height of 2’ and remains dense at the base while being open and airy at the top. The undulating stem heights also create a less formal floral display compared to ‘Zagreb’. ‘Golden Gain blooms in early summer and has larger, more golden yellow flowers than C. verticillata or ‘Zagreb’. Together, these slight differences create a refined yet casual appearance. ‘Golden Gain’ is a rhizomatous perennial that spreads about 1’ over three years.


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  • Common Name
    Golden Gain whorled tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-June – mid-July. Sporadically through August. 
  • Flower Size
    1¾” diameter 
  • Size
    24” x 44” (h x w) 
  • Weeks in Bloom
    4 weeks (sporadically for 11 weeks) 
  • Disease Resistance
    Prone to powdery mildew