Coreopsis hybrid 'Limerock Ruby'

Limerock Ruby Tickseed

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Patents: PP#15455

Family: Compositae

Genus: Coreopsis

Category: Perennial

Zones: 8 to 9

Size: 12 to 18" tall, 12 to 24" wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

A red-flowering hybrid that is most like Threadleaf Coreopsis in form. Blooms from June through September.

History: 

From patent application (inventor Mary Ann Faria):

The new Coreopsis was discovered by the Inventor in a controlled environment in Lincoln, R.I. on Aug. 3, 1998, as a chance seedling from random cross-pollinations of unidentified selections of Coreopsis rosea and Coreopsis verticillata {, not patented. The new {Coreopsis was observed as a single plant in a group of flowering plants of the unidentified selections of Coreopsis rosea and Coreopsis verticillata. The selection of this plant was based on its unique ray and disc floret coloration.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Laymans in September 2010 and planted it near the blue bird house. It looked very good in early summer 2011 but then browned out and died.


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