Big Bang™ Mercury Rising Coreopsis

Coreopsis x 'Mercury Rising' PP #24,689

A color breakthrough - a hardy, red-flowering coreopsis with deep velvety red flowers with frilly bright gold centers above fresh green, finely textured foliage. Petals are streaked with frosty white in late fall. A well-branched selection with excellent disease resistance. Spreads gently in the garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkor-ee-OP-sis
Average Size at MaturityQuickly raches 18 in. tall, spreading 30 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Rounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Reduce frequency once established in landscape; water containers when soil surface is dry. Remove spent flowers for a neat appearance. Cut back in fall after flowering. Fertilize in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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