|Common Name||Perennial Tickseed|
|US Patent #||PP27361|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||June, July, August, September, October|
|Flower Color||Red, Yellow|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||--|
|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.|
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 mounding habit (similar to 'Firefly'). Loved by bees and butterflies.
|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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