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Coreopsis 'Red Elf' (Li' l Bang Series)

Tickseed 'Red Elf', 'Red Elf' Tickseed


Reliable and eye-catching, Coreopsis 'Red Elf' is a dwarf perennial forming a compact mound of mid-green foliage that remains fresh-looking all season. Blooming profusely from early summer through fall, it is covered with attractive deep burgundy red blossoms adorned with a bright golden center. Slightly creamy-white frosted at the petal tips, the flowers do not fade in the sun or heat and rise elegantly atop the fresh-looking foliage. Perfect to create a stunning floral display in the garden. Requiring no deadheading, this Tickseed enjoys a great disease resistance. Its compact size makes it perfect for beds, borders, containers and small gardens.

  • Grows up to 8-12 in. (20-30 cm) and spreads up to 10-15 in. wide (25-37 cm).
  • Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade (specifically in hot summer areas) and enjoys dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils and is drought and deer tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, unfussy and relatively low maintenance, this Coreopsis is a favorite of bees and butterflies.
  • Welcomed addition to the front of borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or containers.
  • Midsummer shearing (after the first flush of flowers) will keep this plant looking its best all season.
  • Coreopsis, commonly known as Tickseed, are a favorite of many gardeners thanks to the bright colors of their flowers and their ability to put up with most garden soils. There are over 100 species available and countless hybrids. Most of them are low maintenance, drought tolerant and enjoy long blooming seasons. Workhorse perennials in the sunny borders, they make excellent cut flowers.

 

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 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 Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 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 Perennials
Plant Family Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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