|Common Name||Perennial Tickseed|
|US Patent #||PP22707|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Red|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Limerock Ruby', 'Center Stage' is much hardier and has a bigger habit with deeper red flowers. Well branched and long blooming.|
|Landscape Value||Use in mixed beds, borders, mass planting, as an accent, or in a container.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||20" / 30" / 25"|
|Soil (Garden)||Average, well-drained.|
|Water (Garden)||Average water needs in the garden.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||Has been very hardy here in zone 7 and 8.|
Coreopsis ‘Center Stage’
Bold magenta-red flowers cover this large, hardy, mounding Coreopsis. Hundreds of flowers appear early in the summer and continue until a hard frost in the fall. No deadheading is necessary. Each flower is covered by even more flowers as they fade. Needs good drainage. Coreopsis verticillata breeding makes this selection ultra-hardy.
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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 30″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||0.75 – 1.0|
|pH||5.8 – 6.8|
|Fertility Needs||50 – 100 ppm|
|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.|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||6 – 8 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Long Day|
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