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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’

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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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SKU: CORSHOSTO Categories: ,
Common Name Perennial Tickseed
Family Asteraceae
Genus Coreopsis
species hybrid
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP22671
EU Grant # EU34798
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 30" / 25"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Leaf Color Green
Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 75 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
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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