Growers, if you’re looking to fill out a gallon quickly with a reliable, incredibly long blooming, disease-free perennial, choose ‘Enchanted Eve’.
This new Coreopsis forms a broad yet compact mound of attractive, medium green foliage that stays nice all season. A shower of butter yellow blossoms with a soft red eye appear from early summer through early fall, with the red eye expanding to cover more of the petal surface in cooler temperatures. Since the flowers are sterile, they just keep on coming all season long without the need for deadheading.
A midseason shearing will keep this plant looking its best all season.
If you’ve been pleased with the performance of Big Bang™ Coreopsis like ‘Mercury Rising’, you might also like to try the Li'l Bang™ series from the same breeder, master hybridizer Darrell Probst. These naturally compact cultivars exhibit the same great disease resistance and long bloom time (commencing a bit earlier than the Big Bangs) but measure in at about half the height. They are the perfect size for container gardening, rock gardens, and the front of the border.