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Mercury Rising Coreopsis

1-Quart
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Unique Spreading Habit!

The newest in the Big Bang™ series.
Genus Coreopsis
Variety 'Mercury Rising'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Spreading
PlantHeight 15 in - 18 in
PlantWidth 24 in - 3 ft
BloomSize 1.5 in - 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Cream, Magenta, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Striking in a hosta bed
Retired / Full time gardener. from NJ wrote (June 24, 2013):
Was looking for an easy grower, perennial to standout in my mostly hosta beds. I have always loved the yellow ones but when I saw the claret color with yellow centers, wow!!! It now sets in a three foot opening between two dark green hostas with a small white and green dwarf hosta in the back center, which can be seen through the coreopsis. it is gorgeous!

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