Tall Tickseed
Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: tripteris (TRIP-tear-is) (Info)
Cultivar: Lightning Flash
Additional cultivar information:(PP19147, PVR)
Hybridized by Messenbrink
Registered or introduced: 2007

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Geneva, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 26, 2011, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Have posted a picture of the leaves emerging, so you can see what they look like. I love the chartreuse yellow/green. They are growing great in this heavy clay soil. They do like loamy soil with sand; which I amended my clay with. We have severe winters here on Lake Erie, and they weren't affected at all. I bought this as a baby plant last year. It is already twice it's size. I'll post more pictures of the blooms when they come.
They grow quickly to 3-5 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. They are 6 ft. tall in bloom. Gets full sun.
There is a patent on the plant. Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.