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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’

Covered in bright rose-pink flowers from late spring until frost, Coreopsis 'Show Stopper' makes an impressive mound in the garden. This hardy Coreopsis blooms and blooms all summer long. No deadheading is needed. Good drainage is necessary. A visitor favorite at the Mt. Cuba, Delaware, Coreopsis trials in 2012. C. verticillata breeding makes this selection ultra-hardy.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 30″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

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Common Name Perennial Tickseed
Family Asteraceae
species hybrid
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP22671
EU Grant # EU34798
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 30" / 25"
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Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
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Nutritional Needs 75 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Dormant in iinter.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? Compared to 'Limerock Ruby', 'Show Stopper' is much hardier and has a bigger habit with larger flowers. Well branched and long blooming.
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 Has been hardy here in zone 7 and 8. A visitor favorite Coreopsis in 2012 at the Mt. Cuba trials.
Grower Notes Grow with 55 - 60° F nights and 60 - 70° F days. Pinch when 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.
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