Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' PP22601
  Series Name: BIG BANG™ Series
Common Name: Tickseed
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Building on his phenomenal BIG BANG™ Series, hybridizer Darrell Probst is ready to introduce a new, shorter cultivar to the pack –‘Cosmic Eye’ PPAF. 

Standing just 12-15” tall, the compact, well-branched plants are about half the height of ‘Full Moon’ and ‘Redshift’. Its healthy mid-green foliage remains attractive all season, with the texture being intermediate between the threadleaf and grandiflora types. 

Loads of large 1½-2”, single, bright sunny yellow blossoms with a prominent burgundy red eye and gold button center are produced over a very long period from early summer through early fall. 

This compact, long blooming Coreopsis makes a colorful specimen in containers and really makes a splash when planted en masse near the front of flower borders.

Intro Year: 2009

Breeder: Darrell Probst

Origin: Native Cultivar

Characteristics:



Height:
  12-15 Inches
Spread:
  12-15 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:
  Blue shades
Hardiness Zone:
5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  Early fall
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Prairie
  Cottage
  Eclectic

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Size(s) Offered:

  Plugs: 30ct
  Plugs: 72ct

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Long blooming
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Coreopsis is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun.  Once established, it is rather drought tolerant.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Common Name: Aster-New England
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Lychnis arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome'
Common Name: Maltese Cross
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP20013 COPF
Common Name: Beardtongue
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel' PP18678 CPBR3985
Common Name: Coneflower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.