Flower power: Coreopsis ‘Creme Brulee’ is a Colourful Favourite

Coreopsis Creme BruleeYou already know how the tickseed flower family got its name, but have you taken the time to get to know its family members? The Coreopsis family is full of spirited flowers, and one of the best parts about these blooms is their colourful show. More specifically, the Coreopsis Creme Brulee variety is a large and lovely bloomer that can help fill out your garden. Learn more about this gorgeous perennial below.

Why Coreopsis is a good bloomer

This Coreopsis will start blooming in early summer and continue until late summer. If you cut back plants halfway after blooming in late summer, an additional show of flowers, albeit smaller, occurs in fall.

We love this feature of the tickseed family, because they make for lovely colour in your summer garden. The Creme Brulee variety has especially larger blooms than other varieties of its type, so this would be a wonderful addition to the front or middle of borders, as well as container plantings. It is a buttery yellow colour and produces flowers not only on the canopy of the plant, but also further down the stems, which helps create the “flower power”! The attractive serrated petals add a nice look to the flowers. Creme Brulee’s foliage is a brighter green colour and has better resistance to powdery mildew than other varieties of its type, making it a wonderful plant that can last through unpredictable weather!

What to pair with Coreopsis ‘Creme Brulee’ in the garden

when do perennials return 3Flowering primarily in summer, Creme Brulee creates neatly mounded, robust plants. When thinking of companion flowers to add next to your Coreopsis ‘Creme Brulee’, remember to take the care, appearance, and blooming seasons into consideration.

The care of companion flowers should be similar to Creme Brulee’s, but the appearances and blooming periods can differ. By changing up the looks of bordering flowers, and allowing them to bloom during different seasons, you are able to create a year-round show of intriguing blooms and colours. Check here for our tips on how to use yellow perennials in the garden.

Below are some of our favourite flowers from Rozanne’s friend group that pair well with ‘Creme Brulee’.

How to care for Creme Brulee

Coreopsis Creme BruleeLuckily for you, this flower is easy to maintain. Attracting butterflies and pushing away deer, it has so many great qualities that make it a must for your garden. Plant it in well-drained soil for best results. If your garden is somewhat exposed, the stems may need a little support.


Because Coreopsis flowers are generally drought-resistant, you only need to water the Creme Brulee when the weather is dry.

Where to plant

Creme Brulee looks great in the front of borders and in containers. Or, if you like decorating your interior with fresh, homegrown flowers, this variety is also beautiful as a cut flower for your lovely displays.


When your Coreopsis have reached the end of their blooming period in late summer, cut the stems back halfway for rebloom in fall, if desired. Otherwise cut back plants to the ground so they can hibernate over winter. Come summer the following year, your Coreopsis Creme Brulee will be blooming again with vigorous colour.

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