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Coreopsis Mercury Rising
  • Coreopsis Mercury Rising has velvet red flowers
  • Coreopsis Mercury Rising blooms over 5+ months
  • Coreopsis Mercury Rising is deer and drought proof
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Coreopsis Mercury Rising

Over 5+ months of velvet-red blooms!
Item: #CORMR1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $11.19
  • Velvet-red blooming Coreopsis
  • Zone 5 & Ultra Hardy
  • Never-before-seen color on a Zone 5 hardy Coreopsis!
  • Over 5+ months of velvety-red flowers!
  • No mildew on bright green foliage!
  • Giant 1.5 to 2"flowers
  • Still blooming on Halloween!
  • Jumbo 1 Quart pot
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
  • Common Name:
  • Zone:5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
  • Height x Width:
    18"" x 24""
  • Flower Color:
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
    Late Spring-Summer
  • Uses:
    Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Ornamental
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:PPAF

Ideas and How-to's



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.