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Coreopsis Mercury Rising

Create a long-lasting, bold statement with this Coreopsis. Mercury Rising’s velvety-red blooms are 3” across and long-lasting, blooming from late spring into the fall. PPAF (Coreopsis)

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Details:

Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 15-18" tall, 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 16COR
Common Name Tickseed
Botanical Name Coreopsis rosea
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 15-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Garden Gloves

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Description
Coreopsis Mercury Rising is part of the Full Moon series, meaning the huge, 3” velvety-red blooms will last from late spring into the fall. Stunning!

North American Native Wildflowers: Our beautiful wild Coreopsis species, and how they've been improved. The Coreopsis group is one of the great gifts of North America to the plant world. Almost all the species of Coreopsis that the world now knows and loves are North American native wildflowers. The following ones are particularly famous, and all these are native over most of the eastern states.

Plains Coreopsis, C. tinctoria, also called Calliopsis, is a much-loved wild annual and is a mainstay of wildflower meadow seed mixtures. (See seed in our Wildflower Encyclopedia)
Lanceleaf Coreopsis, C. lanceolata is the famous perennial golden daisy that decorates fields over almost the whole east. (See seed in our Wildlfower Encyclopedia)
The Rosy Coreopsis, C. rosea is another wild perennial which is finer-leaved than Lanceleaf, and has been hybridized into some of the best new colors and forms.
Thread Leaf Coreopsis, C. verticillata is a small delicate-appearing perennial wildflower with fine leaves and stems. This one has been made into many popular garden hybrids, most famous being Moonbeam, a huge hit when it hit the gardening market.
Tickseed Coreopsis C. grandiflora is a common southern native and has golden flowers 1 to 2 1/2 across.

Since these wonderful plants are North American natives, their hybrids are right at home in your perennial gardens.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

Reviews

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Coreopsis Mercury Rising
 
4.2

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        1.0

        Poor performer

        By JGW

        from Friday Harbor, WA

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        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Part Sun Not
        • Pest Like A Lot

        Best Uses

        • Full sun
        • None

        Comments about Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

        Pest loved

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        5.0

        A "must have" for any "natural" garden

        By Smitty

        from Bethlehem, PA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Butterflies love it
        • Colorful
        • Delightful
        • Fast grower
        • Great Mounding Shape

        Cons

        • None come to mind

        Best Uses

          Comments about Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

          Great plant that needs very little tending, only watering to get it established. Then, stand back and watch it "blossom" into a delicate looking mound of beautiful red/maroon flowers.

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          5.0

          Spectacular blooms

          By Greg

          from Takoma Park, MD

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                Comments about Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                Spectacular blooms. Grow well in mediocre soil.

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                5.0

                Great Bloomer

                By Paige

                from Fort Worth, TX

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                Pros

                • Hardy
                • Low Maintenance
                • Showy Blooms

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                    I planted this near a tree in a flower bed, it did amazingly well. 6-7 large blooms with in two months of planting it. I am pleased with my purchase. Will buy again.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful plant

                    By Kelly

                    from Denver

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Full Sun Plant
                    • Good Growth And Bloom
                    • Good price
                    • Lasts Thru The Summer

                    Cons

                    • NA

                    Best Uses

                    • Full sun
                    • Great color

                    Comments about Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                    good packaging, delivery and price

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                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

                    Shipping

                    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

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