Coreopsis 'Ladybird'Coreopsis 'Ladybird'

Coreopsis ‘Ladybird’

This new verticillata hybrid ups the bar. Like a traditional verticillata it is very hardy (Zone 5), however 'Ladybird' is more compact and resistant to powdery mildew. Red flowers over bright green leaves provide an excellent color-spot in the garden

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 10″ / 15″ / 12″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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Common Name

Hardy coreopsis




Plant Type

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Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

10" / 15" / 12"

Finish Time

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Growth Rate

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Flower Color


Leaf Color


Average, well-drained


Special Uses


Nutritional Needs

50 – 100 ppm


Dormancy Required, Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings

Water (Garden)

Average water needs in the garden

How Different?

Our reddest Coreopsis. A more compact habit than other hardy red flowering Coreopsis on the market.

Landscape Value

Use in mixed beds and borders, as a mass planting, an accent, or in a container.

Finish Time to 4"

4 – 6 weeks


Given 4/5 points in trials at Disneyworld in Florida warm season 2016.

Grower Notes

Grow with 55 – 60° F nights and 60 – 70° F days. Pinch @ transplanting. Obligate Long Day plant. Provide night interruption or daylength 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

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