|Common Name||Perennial Tickseed|
|US Patent #||PP27362|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September|
|Flower Color||Red, Yellow|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 15" / 12"|
|Soil (Garden)||Average, well-drained.|
|Water (Garden)||Average water needs in the garden.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Pollinator Attractor|
|Comments||Given 4/5 points in trials at Disneyworld in Florida warm season 2016.|
This new verticillata hybrid ups the bar. Like a traditional verticillata it is very hardy, however 'Ladybird' is more compact and resistant to powdery mildew. Red flowers over bright green leaves provide an excellent colorspot in the garden.
|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. For highest quality, bring in liners in fall to bulk for early spring.|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||6 – 8 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Long Day|
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