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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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Plant - 3" pot

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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
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
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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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.

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3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
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    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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3.0

Coreopsis Mercury Rising

By 

from Upstate NY

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Not hardy

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

Gorgeous when in bloom. Just didn't over winter

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  • Personal
 
1.0

DID NOT SURVIVE ZONE 6 WINTER

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from BLOWING ROCK, NC

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Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

    I LOVED THESE PLANTS - THEY BLOOMED WELL LAST YEAR AND WERE VERY STRIKING. BUT THEY DID NOT SURVIVE THE WINTER IN ZONE 6.

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    3.0

    beatiful

    By 

    from Winston Salem,NC

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

      I really wish this had returned - I love the plant and color

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      • Personal
       
      1.0

      Poor performer

      By 

      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 American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

      Pest loved

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A "must have" for any "natural" garden

      By 

      from Bethlehem, PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None come to mind

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows 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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        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacular blooms

        By 

        from Takoma Park, MD

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          Cons

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              Comments about American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

              Spectacular blooms. Grow well in mediocre soil.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Bloomer

              By 

              from Fort Worth, TX

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              Pros

              • Hardy
              • Low Maintenance
              • Showy Blooms

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful plant

                  By 

                  from Denver

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                  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 American Meadows Coreopsis Mercury Rising:

                  good packaging, delivery and price

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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