'Hot Paprika' Coreopsis verticillata

This beautiful red Coreopsis forms a compact, rounded, uniform mound. 1½”, rich, deep red flowers cover the bright green, threadleaf foliage for a showy midsummer display.

Heat up your summer garden with SIZZLE & SPICE® Coreopsis, a new line of Threadleaf Coreopsis from Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing. Members of this collection have compact, rounded habits that are covered with flowers from early to late summer. With bright colors like red, orange, and yellow, these varieties will capture your attention in the garden and on your retail shelves alike. 

Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. One plant will provide you with long-lasting cut flower bouquets all summer long.

  • Fantastic Foliage
  • Native Plant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Medium
  • Garden Height: 15 - 18 Inches
  • Spacing: 22 - 26 Inches
  • Spread: 22 - 26 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Red
  • Foliage Colors: Green
  • Foliage Shade: Green Shades
  • Habit: Upright
  • Container Role: Thriller


  • Light Requirement: Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early - Late Summer
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
  • Water Category: Low - Average Water Needs
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil, Acidic Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting, Cut Flower
  • Maintenance Notes: Coreopsis is native to North America. Therefore, it is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather a drought tolerant. It can be propagated either by seed or by division every few years in spring or fall.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc


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