Coreopsis 'Lightning Bug'Coreopsis 'Lightning Bug'

Coreopsis ‘Lightning Bug’

This brightly colored Coreopsis 'Lightning Bug' is covered with large, red-eyed, gold flowers. The flowers cover the top of the low, compact habit, similar to 'Firefly'. Loved by bees and butterflies.

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

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Common Name

Hardy coreopsis

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Plant Type

US Patent #

PP27361

EU Grant #

PVR

Hardiness Zone

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Growth Habit

Size (HT/W/FL HT)

10" / 15" / 12"

Finish Time

Bloom Time

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Growth Rate

Flowering Season

Flower Color

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Leaf Color

Soil

Average, well-drained

Exposure

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Nutritional Needs

50 – 100 ppm

Dormancy

Dormant in Winter, Dormancy Over Winter

Water (Greenhouse)

Dry moderately between waterings

Water (Garden)

Average water needs in the garden

How Different?

Like 'Firefly' but with red flowers with gold tips. Shorter, denser, and with smaller flowers than Probst varieties. Good mildew resistance.

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

Comments

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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