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Coreopsis ‘Lightning Flash’


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A bold Coreopsis with striking gold foliage that stays gold all summer. Found by Mark Messenbrink at his nursery in North Carolina. It is perfect for the perennial border, reaching 3' to 5'.The light yellow flowers are a bonus in late summer. And it thrives in heat & humidity!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 3-8
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 60″ / 32″ / 72″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

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SKU: CORLIGFLA Categories: ,
Common Name Tall coreopsis
Family Asteraceae
Genus Coreopsis
species tripteris
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP19147
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 60" / 32" / 72"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time August, September
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Fall
Flower Color Yellow
Leaf Color Green
Soil Average, well-drained.
pH 5.8 - 6.8
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Pollinator Attractor
Nutritional Needs 50 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average
How Different? It is a gold foliage form.
Landscape Value Excellent in meadows, and in the back of the border. Grows great in heat and humidity of the south and east US.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Needs heat and humidity to perform its best. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Divide every three years.
Grower Notes Grow with 55 - 60° F nights and 60 - 70° F days. Pinch when transplanting. Obligate Long Day plant. Provide night interruption or daylength extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production.
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