Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising'

Item #49663


Mildew free and Long blooming

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, vigor. In addition, it pioneered a new habit.

A creation of breeder Darrell Probst's amazing Big Bang™ series, Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising' 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 expand to fully 2 inches as they mature. And new buds open all summer, grabbing attention with their velvety magenta-claret splendor. The frilly, bright golden center sets off the dark, rich petals beautifully, and the petal undersides sport a soft shade of yellow with purple stripes.

You will be delighted not only with the quality but with the volume of these blooms over a very long season. They continue into fall, when the colder weather may bring frosty white and cream streaks creeping into the dark red, adding a new look to the display. Ever-changing, these blooms are simply fascinating.

Coreopsis Big Bang™ '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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Coreopsis
Species hybrid
Variety 'Mercury Rising'
ppaf PP#24,689
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 15 in - 18 in
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Cream, Magenta, White, Multi-Color, Yellow
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, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor, Beds, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 24, 2013

Striking in a hosta bed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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!

Retired / Full time gardener. from NJ

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