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COREOPSIS 'Redshift'

Image of Coreopsis 'Redshift' PPAF

Marian Keith

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Redshift' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed

Special Notice

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General Description

This hybrid tickseed, ‘Redshift’, is an herbaceous perennial with flower petals that change color based on seasonal temperatures. Created by Darrell Probst in Massachusetts, its flowers are larger in size than most tickseeds as well. Bloom starts in early summer and continues until frost. By midsummer, the plant is a tall clump of lacy green leaves and hundreds of flowers that have a burgundy-red central disk surrounded by light yellow petals. Butterflies and bees frequent the flowers every chance possible. In early autumn, the petals on new flowers are deep red, the result of cooler temperatures. Deadhead the plant (trim off spent flowers) to keep it reblooming well into autumn.

Like most tickseeds, ‘Redshift’ grows well in full to part sun and well drained, moist soil that is neither highly acidic or highly alkaline. This butterfly attracting plant looks terrific when massed with other sun-loving perennials or ornamental grasses, and is always lovely in meadows. Place it in an easy to see location to note the flower color change as autumn's cool temperatures deepen.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes