Coreopsis x 'Mercury Rising'

Mercury Rising Tickseed

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Mercury Rising Tickseed is a spreading perennial with narrow bright green foliage.  Its velvety wine red daisy-like flowers with bright yellow disks are frosted with creamy white in high summer creating a two-toned affect and bloom continuously from mid summer into fall.  Prefers full sun and dry to medium well-drained soil.  Drought, humidity, and road salt tolerance. 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread:  

2’ - 3'

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance. Can be an aggressive self-seeder- deadhead in spring to encourage extended bloom and prevent spreading.  Crown rot may occur in moist, poorly-drained soils.  Foliage decline may occur in hot summers if the soil is allowed to dry out.  Snails and slugs can be a problem.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock GardensFoundational Plantings.

COMPANION PLANTS: Switch GrassConeflowerAvens

IMAGE: Photos by Proven Winners,  Mercury Rising

 

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