Cosmic Evolution Coreopsis
The colors change with the weather!
Oh, how the humble Tickseed has triumphed! 'Cosmic Evolution' is simply incredible, such a vast improvement over the simple wildflower of years past. This very heavy-blooming, large-flowered, utterly beautiful bicolored perennial is worthy of your finest garden spot!
'Cosmic Evolution' is one of the Big Bang™ series of Coreopsis bred by Darrell Probst for new color patterns, heavier blooms, and longer flowering. It is undoubtedly the most dramatic of all, with creamy-white blooms that sport heavy violet-red streaks and stripes, most noticeably in cooler weather. Like the other Big Bangs™ 'Cosmic Eye' and 'Galaxy,' 'Cosmic Evolution' is unbelievably showy and high performing, flowering steadily over two seasons in unheard-of colors for the Coreopsis family. The future is here!
These flowers will simply knock your socks off. Two- to three-inch creamy white blooms arrive in early summer, producing so profusely you'll have long-lasting cutflower bouquets all season. During the cooler months, shades of violet-red radiate outward onto the petals from the gold button center. In the hottest part of summer, the blooms will look nearly solid creamy white.
The flowers continue through early fall, on vigorous little plants that stand up to heat, humidity, drought, poor soil -- and are even left alone by nibbling deer! And the best part--The flowers never need deadheading! No more shearing the Coreopsis back after those first blooms! What will we do with our time?!
So easy to grow that it should grace every blazing driveway planting and inhospitable strip of soil in the sunny garden, 'Cosmic Evolution' is an absolute must-have this season. You will fall in love with the colors and the sheer volume of blooms, even before the plant begins showing you what a garden powerhouse it is! Reaching 18 to 24 inches high and wide, it's a good size for the front of the border as well as larger containers. Plant it freely! Highly recommended. Zones 5-9.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|PlantHeight||18 in - 24 in|
|PlantWidth||18 in - 24 in|
|BloomSize||2 in - 3 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders|
|Bloom Color||Dark Red, Light Cream, Light Purple, Multi-Color, White|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.
Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).