Coreopsis 'Redshift' PP20412
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Series Name: BIG BANG™ Series|
Common Name: Tickseed
Like 'Full Moon' PP19367, the first BIG BANG™ Coreopsis, 'Redshift' is also the result of 8 years of intensive breeding work and the crossing of 8 species of Coreopsis by hybridizer Darrell Probst. They share the same parentage and are both clump-forming varieties with foliage that is intermediate between the threadleaf and grandiflora types.
'Redshift' blooms from midsummer into early fall, producing large 2 inch diameter, creamy yellow flowers with a rich red ring around the gold button-like center.
In fall, the flowers that open after cool nights range in color from solid red to pale yellow with red streaking through the petals. It's a fantastic color effect in the fall garden, especially when combined with other fall-blooming perennials. If you are growing this plant in the northernmost zones, frost may come and nip the last round of buds before they can open, thus you may only see red streaked flowers rather than solid red ones.
This plant has overwintered in zone 5 and may prove to be even hardier.
Coreopsis is easy to grow, making it a good choice for beginners. One plant will provide you with long-lasting cut flower bouquets all summer long.
Breeder: Darrell Probst
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
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Coreopsis is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather drought tolerant.