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Coreopsis offers many choices
5944 Leechburg Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
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Coreopsis has been around for
a long time, some of the varieties
are long lasting. Others, not so
Some flower most of the summer,
while others don’t. Most are
tall and tend to lay down at times.
These faults are nonexistent
with the introduction of the Li’l
Bang series by master hybridizer
Li’l Bang series coreopsis are
naturally compact, growing to
a height of 8-12 inches tall, as
compared to most other coreopsis
that grow to 18-24 inches tall.
This compact characteristic
makes Li’l Bang a great choice
for a border, front of a flower bed,
rock garden, in a mixed container
or in a pot by itself.
Two varieties of Li’l Bang coreopsis
to consider are ‘Daybreak’
‘Daybreak’ produces an abundance
of bicolor blossoms with
a prominent orange-red center.
Fringed, gold petal tips appear
over an extremely long period,
from early summer through early
A wonderful feature is it starts
blooming in early summer and
the flowers keep appearing into
early fall with no deadheading
involved, since the flowers are
‘Daybreak’ forms a compact,
basal mound of highly disease-resistant,
If for some reason it gets a little
out of shape, a simple midseason
shearing will keep it looking its
best the remainder of the season.
‘Starlight’ is the other strong
performer in this series. It has a
unique feature of having two different
colored flowers depending
on the temperature, so it’s like
having two plants in one.
When it’s hot, the petals open a
pure, brilliant white with magenta
accents just around the center.
When it’s cool, the whole bloom
blushes a rosy pink color, set off
by a golden button center.
The especially large white flowers
with a burgundy star shaped
eye of ‘Starlight’ remain white
in hot weather and turn a blush
rosy pink in cooler weather.
Just like ‘Daybreak’ the flowers
are sterile. They just keep on
coming all season long without
the need for deadheading.
This incredible color-changing
Coreopsis displays totally
different blooms based on the
Not only does ‘Starlight’ set exceptionally
big, beautiful blooms,
but it’s easy to grow.
It’s truly cold hardy, surviving
to minus-20 degrees without damage,
is highly disease resistance,
displaying no disease problems
in trials, and deer don’t like it.
‘Starlight is a perfect plant for
beginning gardeners, since it is
very long-blooming, starting at
the end of spring and continuing
all the way into fall with little
Plant ‘Starlight’ and ‘Daybreak’
in a sunny spot with good
drainage. They will tolerate light
shade and are not picky about
soil type, but the better the soil
the better their performance.
Another nice characteristic of
coreopsis is that it has relatively
low water needs and, once established,
Enjoy these exceptional
dwarf Coreopsis that are the latest
series from master hybridizer
They are the product of 10
years of intensive breeding, involving
eight different species of
Coreopsis. These revolutionary
hybrids only improve on the cold-
, heat-, and drought-tolerance of
the native Coreopsis.
Dave Vargo is the owner of
Kiski Plaza Garden & Feed Center
in Leechburg. Products mentioned
in this article are available at the
garden center. Call 724-845-8201 or
with any questions.
by Dave vargo
FOR TRIB TOTAL MEDIA Garden tip
When planting coreopsis, mix in
with the existing soil two pots
of Premeir Organic Garden Soil
(using the pot the plant came in
for measuring) and half of a pot
of Sustane Organic compost.
Water the plant with Ferti-lome
Coreopsis has many different varieties, most with distinct and different characteristics.