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COREOPSIS 'Ruby Frost'

Image of Coreopsis 'Ruby Frost' PPAF

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Ruby Frost' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis

Special Notice

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General Description

You may first think you're looking at a cosmos as Ruby Frost tickseed's flowers jet out at curious, jagged angles above the foliage. An herbaceous perennial selected by Terra Nova Nurseries of Canby, Oregon, 'Ruby Frost' is a large rounded cultivar. Its deep red petals are edged in white around a gold-tipped dark red disk, attracting butterflies and bees. Promptly trimming away old flowers encourages repeated flowering across summer.

Plant 'Ruby Frost' in a well-draining moist to slightly dry soil that is fertile and not highly alkaline in pH. Capable of enduring drought, water it if both heat and dry soil occur in unison to prevent leaf browning and diminished flowering. This sun-loving perennial is well-suited to perennial borders and large containers. It's best as a seasonal container plant or bedding annual in very cold winter regions.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • 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

    22"-28" / 55.9cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    30"-34" / 76.2cm - 86.4cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • 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