|Common Name||Perennial Tickseed|
|US Patent #||PP27361|
|EU Grant #||PBRAF|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 15" / 12"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September, October|
|Flower Color||Red, Yellow|
|pH||5.8 - 6.8|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Pollinator Attractor|
|Nutritional Needs||50 - 100 ppm|
|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 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.|
Coreopsis ‘Lightning Bug’
This brightly colored Coreopsis is covered with large, red-eyed, gold flowers. The self-cleaning blooms cover the top of the low, compact habit (similar to 'Firefly'). Loved by bees and butterflies.
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