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COREOPSIS 'Tropical Lemonade'

Image of Coreopsis 'Tropical Lemonade' PP19393

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Tropical Lemonade' PP19393

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Image the warm, vivid color of a guava's flesh on a tickseed with yellow foliage and you have 'Tropical Lemonade'. An herbaceous perennial selected by Terra Nova Nurseries of Canby, Oregon, this is a dwarf cultivar with limited winter cold tolerance. Continuously flowering in summer, the coral-orange petals surround a dark orange-red disk, attracting butterflies and bees. Promptly trimming off spent flowers promotes new flushes of flowers until earliest fall. The leaves are golden-green, but have hints chartreuse or yellow-green at times.

Plant 'Tropical Lemonade' 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 or as an edging. Its limited ability to survive in 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • 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

    8"-11" / 20.3cm - 27.9cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • 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

  • Flower Color

    Orange, Coral, Orange Red

  • 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