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Coreopsis ‘Bengal Tiger’

Fiery flowers glow red and gold, like tiger eyes, on this gorgeous garden STAR. Extra hardy Coreopsis verticillata breeding makes this a star for every area of the U.S. 'Bengal Tiger' has a clean, manicured habit and feathery, mildew-resistant foliage that brings our breeding program up a notch against the competition. A constant performer for garden and containers.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 24″ / 22″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September, October

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Common Name Perennial Tickseed
Family Asteraceae
Genus
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP25345
EU Grant # EU41041
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 24" / 22"
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Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
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Nutritional Needs 50 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? Compared to Coreopsis 'Route 66', 'Bengal Tiger' is much shorter with flowers that are yellow with clear red eyes rather than creamy yellow with a rose red that bleeds into the creamy yellow. Both are Coreopsis verticillata hybrids.
Landscape Value Use in the sun garden in mixed beds and borders.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments --
Grower Notes Grow with 55 - 60° F nights and 60 - 70° F days. Pinch at transplanting. Obligate Long Day plant. Provide night interruption or day-length extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production. For highest quality, bring in liners in fall to bulk for early spring sales.
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