Mercury Rising Coreopsis Tickseed Perennial - Live Plant - Quart Pot

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Unique Spreading Habit! Ever since new colors began to be introduced into the Coreopsis family several years ago, we have been looking for a truly exceptional red: cold-hardy, color-fast, and vigorous. What we didn't expect was to find one that also sports a new habit! 'Mercury Rising' is the latest in breeder Darrell Probst's amazing Big Bang™ series (take a look at 'Cosmic Evolution' and 'Galaxy' to get an idea of the series), and for our money it breaks new ground in a big way. It actually spreads, intertwining with its neighbors beautifully in the border! Just 15 to 18 inches high in bloom, it spreads 2 to 3 feet wide, with fresh green foliage backing the flowers. Now, about those flowers. They begin about 1½ inches wide and then keep growing as they mature! And they arise all summer, very eye-catching in velvety magenta-claret. The small center is frilly and bright golden-yellow, punctuating the dark, rich petals beautifully. You will be delighted not only with the quality but with the number of these blooms, over a very long season. Prepare to be dazzled! As summer turns to fall and the weather cools, the flowers may continue, frosty white and cream streaks interrupting the dark red. This adds an entire second look to the display, and it's our favorite time of the season! 'Mercury Rising' is hardy through zone 5 in the north, with excellent vigor and color-fastness. Mildew-free, it attracts butterflies and bees. Make it part of your sunny border this season, and begin enjoying one of the most remarkable new perennials in the world today! Zones 5-9.
  • Zones 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-18"
  • Loves the sun
  • Easy to grow
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  • 5
    Perfect condition

    Posted by Jim Armstrong on Jul 29th 2021

    Great packaging. Was larger than expected and close to being ready to bloom.

  • 5
    Mercury Rising Coreopsis

    Posted by LauraBinGA on Jun 27th 2021

    Arrived super fast in getting condition. Love how the plants were packaged with masking tape over the open area of the pot. Masking tape was easily removed, and spared me the mess of loose soil in the package. Kudos