A Hardy Red, Mildew-free and Long-blooming!

Mercury Rising Coreopsis

Item # 49663
Buy 3+ at $8.95 ea
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Upright Habit for Sunny Areas!

The latest�in the Big Bang™ Series Features Magenta-Claret Flowers!
Plant Patent Applied For

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.

'Mercury Rising'
Item Form
5 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Early Summer - Early Fall
Plant Height
15 in - 18 in
Plant Width
24 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size
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
Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Border, Outdoor
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

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).