Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 Peony Companions Coreopsis (Tickseed)

Wow! I have just discovered Coreopsis this year! What a wonderful plant! This particular variety is Coreopsis 'Garnet'. The bright medium pink flowers of this coreopsis pair well with the almost lime green foliage of Peony 'Gay Paree'. Also Coreopsis (also commonly known as Tickseed) flowers from summer to frost, which nicely fills the flower void left by peonies after spring time. Coreopsis comes in many colors - from yellow to pink to orange to red. There are also some double flowering varieties available in golden yellow colors as well. Coreopsis are generally hardy in growing zone 4-9. Since Coreopsis growing zones match up well with peony growing zones, they afford all peonies lovers the opportunity to grow them as companion plants.

Peony 'Gay Paree' and Coreopsis 'Garnet'


  1. they look good it is very petty keep up the good work

  2. It looks pretty together, Adriana! Is it an aggressive grower? I've planted several "companion" plants that were ground covers around my peonies only to pull them up when they try to overrun the peonies later in the season....

    1. Liz,

      I'm not sure. I'm guessing not since from what I've read the plants only live 4-5 years. It seems they can reseed, but I haven't had trouble with that yet. I'll let you know more when I learn more!