The West’s go-to summer flower stuns in vivid tropical pinks, pumpkin orange, and gold

Sharon Cohoon and Heather Arndt Anderson  – June 15, 2010 | Updated August 10, 2019

With its willowy stems and sunshiny blooms, tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) is a common sight in Western gardens. We love them in borders and wild meadow gardens for a touch of natural beauty. These days, there are more varieties than ever—and not just yellow and red ones. Here are some of the prettiest Coreopsis varieties we’ve ever seen, waiting to join your garden.