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Coreopsis ‘Show Stopper’


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Covered in bright rose-pink flowers from late spring until frost, Coreopsis 'Show Stopper' makes an impressive mound in the garden. This hardy Coreopsis blooms and blooms all summer long. No deadheading is needed. Good drainage is necessary. A visitor favorite at the Mt. Cuba, Delaware, Coreopsis trials in 2012. C. verticillata breeding makes this selection ultra-hardy.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20″ / 30″ / 25″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September

SKU: CORSHOSTO Categories: ,
Common Name Perennial Tickseed
Family Asteraceae
Genus Coreopsis
species --
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP22671
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? Compared to 'Limerock Ruby', 'Show Stopper' is much hardier and has a bigger habit with larger flowers. Well branched and long blooming.
Landscape Value Use in mixed beds and borders, as a mass planting, an accent, or in a container.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 20" / 30" / 25"
Soil (Garden) Average, well-drained.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Award Winners, Deep South, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
Comments Has been hardy here in zone 7 and 8. A visitor favorite Coreopsis in 2012 at the Mt. Cuba trials.
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 when 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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