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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

SKU: CORLIGFLA Categories: ,
Common Name Tall coreopsis
Family Asteraceae
Genus Coreopsis
species tripteris
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP19147
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time August, September
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 60" / 32" / 72"
Soil (Garden) Average, well-drained.
Water (Garden) Average
Special Uses Cut Flower, Deep South, Pollinator Attractor
Comments Needs heat and humidity to perform its best. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Divide every three years.
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 daylength 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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