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Coreopsis auriculata Leading Lady™ ‘Sophia’
Coreopsis auriculata Leading Lady™ ‘Sophia’
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Coreopsis auriculata Leading Lady™ ‘Sophia’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.166.260

The Leading Lady™ Series was bred to flower earlier, be floriferous blooming all summer, be cold and heat tolerant and mildew resistant. The series is characterized as “strong Coreopsis breeding, with first year flowering on hardy plants”. This selection named after Sophia Loren is one of four in the series and features masses of large, showy, yellow flowers with tubular petals. Introduced by Darryl Probst, the breeder of the Big Bang series. USPP#28572: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Coreopsis auriculata Leading Lady™ ‘Sophia’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate