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June Croon


imageCoreopsis Creme Brulee was discovered growing in the private garden of Lois Woodhull by her sister, June Croon, after her untimely death. Lois was a renowned plantswoman whose company, The Plantage, is a premier perennial nursery in New York state (USA). June feels the flowers are a gift returning each year as a reminder of her sister, offering hope, encouragement and healing. Half the proceeds from the royalties of Creme Brulee go to non-profit organizations which help people in need.

When June realised her find was something special, she showed it to internationally known plantsman Adrian Bloom, who confirmed that it was indeed worthy of introduction. She then offered it to the plant-breeding programme at Must Have Perennials™. It is now available globally.

Creme Brulee improves upon Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, with larger, deeper yellow flowers and greater vigor. Flowers appear above the canopy and farther down the stems for a fuller appearance. Foliage shows better resistance to powdery mildew.

Coreopsis ‘Golden Dream’ is a dwarf sport of the popular Creme Brulee with golden-yellow flowers that are prettily striated and touched with darker accents. The smaller size makes it perfect for container gardening. ‘Sweet Marmalade’ is another sport of Creme Brulee that forms bushy mounds with stunning flowers that open as a deep orange, mellowing to soft apricot yellow.

June's varieties


Coreopsis Creme Brulee
Coreopsis 'Golden Dream'
Coreopsis 'Sweet Marmalade'

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