Coreopsis Lightning Bug

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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. 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.

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Patent PP27,361

Plant 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

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Coreopsis General Information

Bright and cheery selections will attract butterflies and birds to your garden. Coreopsis are great cut flowers that last up to 2 weeks after being harvested. Superb in the border-reliable. Just give them some sun and enjoy the show. Coreopsis naturalize with ease. Cold hardy, floriferous and easy to grow. 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.