Coreopsis Mercury Rising Description
FINALLY it has arrived! The velvety-red flowered HARDY Coreopsis we've all been waiting for!
GIANT 1.5 to 2" velvet-red flowers adorn this compact, mound-shaped Coreopsis for over 5+ months!
As we write this, it is still in full bloom on Halloween...October 31st!
Foliage is a bright, healthy green all season and shows NO hint of the dreaded mildew disease that often affects other Coreopsis.
This breakthrough new hybrid is the result of many years of hand-crossing by famed-hybridizer Darrell Probst.
Darrell has spent the past ten years striving for a Zone 5 (possibly Zone 4) ultra-hardy bright red-flowered Coreopsis to add to his much-acclaimed Big Bang Coreopsis series. He has hit it out of the park with his new velvety-red Mercury Rising Coreopsis!
Mercury Rising Coreopsis forms an attractive 18" tall and 24" wide mound of bright, colorful flowers atop disease-free foliage. Combines perfectly with flowering Sedums, Ornamental Grasses, long-blooming KnockOut Roses.
Thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Color Change, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Reblooming, Season Extender
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Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
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- Height x Width:
18"" x 24""
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Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Ornamental
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Plant in moist, well drained soil. Thrives in a wide range of soils.
Light: Full Sun
Water: Average to Moist. Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established. Watering may be reduced after establishment.
Spacing: 12-16 inches
Fertilizing: Seldom needs fertilizing if soil is good to average. On very poor soils, can feed lightly with a general purpose, or timed release fertilizer (such as "Osmocote"), before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears.
Maintenance & Pruning: For repeated bloom, shear old flowers.
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