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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’

Covered in bright rose-pink flowers from late spring until frost, Coreopsis 'Show Stopper' makes an impressive mound in the garden. This hardy Coreopsis blooms and blooms all summer long. No deadheading is needed. Good drainage is necessary. A visitor favorite at the Mt. Cuba, Delaware, Coreopsis trials in 2012. C. verticillata breeding makes this selection ultra-hardy.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 30″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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Common Name

Perennial Tickseed






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Size (HT/W/FL HT)

20" / 30" / 25"

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Average, well-drained.


5.8 – 6.8


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Nutritional Needs

75 – 100 ppm


Dormant in iinter.

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings.

Water (Garden)


How Different?

Compared to 'Limerock Ruby', 'Show Stopper' is much hardier and has a bigger habit with larger flowers. Well branched and long blooming.

Landscape Value

Use in mixed beds and borders, as a mass planting, an accent, or in a container.

Finish Time to 4"

4 – 6 weeks


Has been hardy here in zone 7 and 8. A visitor favorite Coreopsis in 2012 at the Mt. Cuba trials.

Grower Notes

Grow with 55 – 60° F nights and 60 – 70° F days. Pinch when transplanting. Obligate Long Day plant. Provide night interruption or day-length extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production.

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