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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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Code COLB

Patent PP27,361

Plant Type Perennials

Species

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

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October