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Red coreopsis

Coreopsis rosea

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This plant bears a profusion of lavender-pink flowers with yellow centers from mid-summer to early autumn. This perennial has finely textured leaves that give it an airy appearance.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe species is good for naturalizing. It can spread rapidly by rhizomes and seed. The blooms make good cut flowers, and are attractive to bees and butterflies.

CareGrow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Requires steady moisture.

PropagationSow seeds at 55° to 61°F  in mid- or late winter, or divide plants in early spring. Basal cuttings can be rooted in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.

  • Genus : Coreopsis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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