This is the red�stunner we waited for when�new colors began to be introduced into the Coreopsis family! 'Mercury Rising' surpassed our expectations with�its bold color, cold tolerance, vigorous. In addition,�it�pioneered�a new habit!
A creation of�breeder Darrell Probst's amazing Big Bang™ series,�it�broke new ground in a big way. It�spreads, intertwining with its neighbors beautifully in the border!�Only 15 to 18 inches high in bloom, it spreads 2 to 3 feet wide, with fresh green foliage�framing the flowers.
The flowers�begin about 1½ inches wide and then keep growing! And they arise all summer,�grabbing attention with their velvety magenta-claret�splendor.�The frilly,�bright golden�center,�sets off�the dark, rich petals beautifully. You will be delighted not only with the quality but with the�volume of these blooms over a very long season.
In fall, the flowers may continue�with�frosty white and cream streaks�creeping into the dark red,�adding a new�look to the display as colors change throughout your garden!
'Mercury Rising' is hardy through zone 5 in the north, with excellent vigor and color-fastness. Mildew-free and disease resistant, it attracts butterflies and bees. Zones 5-9.