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COREOPSIS 'Little Penny' PP18502
Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed, Little Penny Tickseed
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Vigorous and freely flowering, Little Penny tickseed's small blossoms add the desert sunset colors to the summer landscape. An herbaceous perennial selected by Terra Nova Nurseries of Canby, Oregon, 'Little Penny' grows as a low, spreading pincushion mound with limited winter cold tolerance. The many coppery orange-red daisy flowers attract butterflies and bees. Promptly trimming off spent flowers ensures a constant flush of new flowers in summer, even into early autumn.
Plant 'Little Penny' in a well-draining moist to slightly dry soil that is fertile and not highly alkaline in pH. Capable of enduring light drought, water it if both heat and dry soil occur in unison to prevent browning. This sun-loving perennial is well-suited to the front of perennial borders, containers or as an edging or groundcover if massed. Its intolerance of prolonged subfreezing winter temperatures finds it best as a vivid seasonal container plant or bedding annual outside its hardiness range. It does, however, need a winter dormancy to return, even in frost-free gardens.
9 - 1
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm
12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower
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