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Coreopsis ‘Center Stage’


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Bold magenta-red flowers cover this large, hardy, mounding Coreopsis. Hundreds of flowers appear early in the summer and continue until a hard frost in the fall. No deadheading is necessary. Each flower is covered by even more flowers as they fade. Needs good drainage. Coreopsis 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: CORCENSTA Categories: ,
Common Name Perennial Tickseed
Family Asteraceae
Genus Coreopsis
species --
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP22707
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time June, July, August, September
Flower Color Pink, Purple, Red
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', 'Center Stage' is much hardier and has a bigger habit with deeper red flowers. Well branched and long blooming.
Landscape Value Use in mixed beds, borders, mass planting, as 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 water needs in the garden.
Special Uses Deep South, Low Water Usage, Pollinator Attractor
Comments Has been very hardy here in zone 7 and 8.
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.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 6 – 8 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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