Coreopsis verticillata Creme Brulee ('Cremebru')

Common name: Tickseed

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Plant Breeder’s Rights:

USPP# 16096, PBR

Description

Creme Brulee upgrades ‘Moonbeam’, the standard by which all other Threadleaf types are judged, with larger, deeper yellow flowers and greater vigor. Flowers have attractive serrated petals. Foliage is brighter green and demonstrates better resistance to powdery mildew. Flowers appear not just above the canopy, as in ‘Moonbeam’, but also farther down the stems, among the lacy leaves, for a fuller appearance.

Flowers primarily in summer on neatly mounded, robust plants. In late summer, cut back plants halfway for rebloom in fall, if desired. Otherwise cut back plants to ground in spring before new growth occur.

First discovered in Lois Woodhull’s garden on Long Island, and comes to Must Have Perennials from June Croon of The Plantage, Cutchogue, N.Y.

Awards

Plantarium Bronze Medal (Bronzen medaille), University of Florida best of summer trials flowering

Uses & Attributes

Front border, Middle border, Container, Long blooming, Cut flower, Attracts butterflies and bees, Deer resistant

Growing & Marketing Advice

Use a well-drained potting medium. May need to cut plants back in the pot early in summer to control stretch, particularly if grown pot-to-pot. Another cutback late in the season will be beneficial to rejuvenate the plant and encourage reblooming for autumn sales.

Creme Brulee is the featured Rozanne and Friends® variety in our "A Colorful Entry" garden design.

Size

  • Height: 20"/51cm
  • Spread: 35"/89cm
  • Habit: Mounded

Appearance

  • Blooming time: Summer, Autumn
  • Flower color: Yellow
  • Foliage color: Green