Coreopsis Lightning Bug

Tickseed

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Large, red-eyed flowers shimmer with luminous yellow tips. Blooming from early summer into frost, bees and butterflies are drawn to the cheerful flowers. Gather charming bouquets to display in your favorite bud vase. No deadheading is necessary as the continuous newly emerging blossoms open to cover older spent flowers. This Tickseed will brighten the garden much like its namesake brightens a darkened yard. When trialed at Disneyworld’s All-American Selections backstage trial gardens in Florida during a warm season in 2016, this workhorse was awarded 4 out of 5 points.

The lacy fine-textured foliage of Coreopsis Lightning Bug supplies good contrast to bolder foliage plants. Drought tolerant, deer resistant and carefree; they are a cinch for providing a flash of color for your sunny summer border. Coreopsis spreads slowly but surely and can be used in a naturalized planting on a sunny bank or in the traditional border. Lovely paired with Echinacea or Campanula. Road salt tolerant.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: Plant 15" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red/Burgundy
Accent: Yellow
Patent: PP27,361
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Coreopsis General Information

Coreopsis are superb in the border. Reliable, long blooming daisy-like flowers are produced from early summer into fall. Just give them some sun and enjoy the show. Big Bang™ Series was hybridized for larger flowers. They set little to no seed and put all their energy into flowering. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Coreopsis Plant Care

Of the easiest care, likes a hot dry spot. Deadheading (removing spent blossoms) extends blooming, so pick a few for cut flowers while you are in the garden. Leave new fall growth at the base for overwintering. Benefits from division every 2-3 years in spring.