Coreopsis, Route 66
Description: This colorful new selection, discovered at Bauers Forever Flowers in northwestern Pennsylvania. It comes back so vigorously each year, they think it should be hardy to zone 4, but well list it as a zone 5 just to be sure. Route 66 is a verticillata type of Coreopsis, so it has green, threadleaf foliage with branched stems and an upright habit to about two feet tall. From midsummer into mid-fall in zone 5, this plant produces large 2in yellow flowers with a blood red eye. The red pigment bleeds out onto the petals, becoming the dominant color in fall. Each flower has a slightly different pattern of yellow and red pigments.
Common Name: Route 66 Coreopsis
Scientific Name: Coreopsis verticillata Route 66
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 1-2″ tall 1″ spread
Bloom Color: Yellow with Burgundy – red center
Bloom Period: June – September
Landscape Use: Prairie, Cottage, Patio, Edging
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Zone: 5 – 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Shasta Daisy, Daylily, Ornamental Grass, Lavender
Maintenance: In mid summer trim old blooms and make plant uniform to promote fall blooms. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
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