Coreopsis ‘Route 66’

(Route 66 Coreopsis)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Route 66’ is a verticillata-type variety of coreopsis. It features threadleaf green foliage on plants rising to 24-28″ tall. Daisy-like, bright yellow flowers (1-2” diameter) with a sizeable red eye ring bloom from early summer into fall. Red from the eye ring irregularly bleeds into the yellow. The location and size of the red pigmentation varies (sometimes significantly) from flower to flower. Palmately 3-parted green leaves with thread-like segments lend a fine-textured and airy appearance to the plant. ‘Route 66’ was discovered in 2005 growing in the garden of Patti Bauer of Bauer’s Forever Flowers in Lucinda, Pennsylvania  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

 

Description

Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks can be tedious for a large planting, but does tend to encourage additional bloom and prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Plants may be sheared in mid to late summer to promote a fall rebloom and to remove any sprawling or unkempt foliage.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Route 66 Coreopsis

Botanical Name

Coreopsis 'Route 66'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

18 to 24"

Width

18 to 24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Mid summer into fall

Flower Color

red and yellow

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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