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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

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Taxon ID#

23

Brightly colored perennial covered with large, red-eyed, gold flowers. Attracts butterflies and birds, and is deer resistant.

Scientific  Name:

Coreopsis x 'Lightning Bug'

Common Name 1

› Tickseed

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

North America

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Average, well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

50-100 PPM

Recommended Mulch:

None

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Green foliage with wire stems

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Other

Flower Description:

Gold, daisy-like flowers with red centers and gold tips

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Bloom season usually extends into October

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

10-12"

Mature spread:

15"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Coreopsis is a genus of between 75-80 species from North America, Mexico, Central and South America.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Oct

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Application
Anchor 1

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Clean up in early spring before new growth starts

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Aphids

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Powdery Mildew

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious problems. Watch for aphids, white fly and thrips. Mildew is possible.

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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