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COREOPSIS 'Redshift' PPAF
Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed
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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.
9 - 1
4 - 8
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
24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower
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