Coreopsis 'RUBY PORT'

Coreopsis
Coreopsis 'RUBY PORT'
ticksead, thread-leaf coreopsis
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.2-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Thread leaf coreopsis is a wonderful, maintenance-free perennial which shines its way through any garden with rich-coloured flowers all summer long. You can have a country garden or be a town-garden enthusiast, coreopsis will still have features suitable for your plot.

Ruby Port is another coreopsis from Central America. It has deep burgundy red, velvet-like flowers. They come out in July and continue blooming until the last warm days of autumn. For profuse, long-lasting flowering deadhead spent flower-heads – the plant will quickly make new buds on the same stem.

The fluffy, thread-like leaves are very decorative on their own yet before the flowers come out. And if you don’t mind me saying that they look like dill (without the scent). The desirable advantage of this variety is that it is not invasive and does not seed itself around like some of the other coreopsis. It forms a dense and compact clump.

This coreopsis is a drought loving perennial. It needs full sun and will not ask for extra watering when established. Grow it in sandy soil that will not hold moisture in winter. Then it is hardy to -24°C (USDA zone 6).

Last update 30-08-2009
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