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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Mercury Rising Coreopsis

 

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Regular Price: $15.98

Sale $7.99

per Plant - 2.25" pot You save: 50%
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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

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)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 16-18" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Size Plant - 2.25" pot
SKU 16COR

Plant Information

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.

SKU 16COR
Common Name Mercury Rising Tickseed PP#24689
Botanical Name Coreopsis Mercury Rising PP#24689
Patent Number PP#24689
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Flower Size 2" flowers
Mature Height 16-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Upright clumps of dark green, thread leaf foliage.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites, Salt
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsMercury Rising Coreopsis
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A "must have" for any "natural" garden

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.

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Died twice

I don't know why they died. First batch died, and replacement batch died. I have no idea why.
won't order it again, even though I really liked it.

I don't know why they died. First batch died, and replacement batch died. I have no idea why.
won't order it again, even though I really liked it.

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this product again, vibrant colors.

By 

from McDonough, GA

About Me Avid Gardener

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Hardy

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

Had to stake, stems somewhat flimsy, but vibrant color worth it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
2.0

Died twice

By 

from Arlington VA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

    I don't know why they died. First batch died, and replacement batch died. I have no idea why.
    won't order it again, even though I really liked it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Coreopsis Mercury Rising

    By 

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Not hardy

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

    Gorgeous when in bloom. Just didn't over winter

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    DID NOT SURVIVE ZONE 6 WINTER

    By 

    from BLOWING ROCK, NC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

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

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      beatiful

      By 

      from Winston Salem,NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

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

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        Poor performer

        By 

        from Friday Harbor, WA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Part Sun Not
        • Pest Like A Lot

        Best Uses

        • Full sun
        • None

        Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

        Pest loved

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A "must have" for any "natural" garden

        By 

        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 American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Spectacular blooms

          By 

          from Takoma Park, MD

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

          Spectacular blooms. Grow well in mediocre soil.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bloomer

          By 

          from Fort Worth, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Low Maintenance
          • Showy Blooms

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

              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

              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 American Meadows Mercury Rising Coreopsis:

              good packaging, delivery and price

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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