Coreopsis ‘Autumn Blush’

Plant name: Coreopsis ‘Autumn Blush’

Virtues: A beauty that blooms all summer long. Bright green mounds are covered with large flowers. Easy to grow and doesn’t seed around.

Bloom color: Peach-yellow with red eyes flushing to a wine-rose color in the cool of fall.

Leaf/Foliage: Lacy, dark green leaves with a 32 inch spread and a 24 inch height.

Goes great with: Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’, Canna ‘Tropicanna’, Eucomis ‘Oakhurst’, Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’, and Heuchera obsidian.

Habit: Mounding

Season: Winter dormancy needed for best growth and flowering. Will bloom early May through the fall.

Suggested by: Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nursery.

Where does it come from: Terra Nova’s pollinating magicians (using Coreopsis auriculata). Most coreopsis range from Texas through the Midwest and to the Eastern seaboard. They are considered "plains plants" to many.

Tips: A one-time midsummer cutback (to 12 inches) will keep the plant tidy. It re-blooms quickly on the new growth. Do not feed too heavily and keep soil pH between 5.6-6.8. Full sun. USDA hardiness zones 5B to 9.

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