A shower of cheerful bicolor blossoms with a prominent orange-red center and fringed, gold petal tips appear over an extremely long period, from early summer through early fall in the Midwest. Since the flowers are sterile, they just keep on coming all season long without the need for deadheading. It forms a compact, basal mound of highly disease resistant, dark green foliage. A midseason shearing will keep this plant looking its best all season. If you’ve been pleased with the performance of Big Bang™ Coreopsis like ‘Mercury Rising’, you might also like to try the Li'l Bang™ series from the same breeder, master hybridizer Darrell Probst. These naturally compact cultivars exhibit the same great disease resistance and long bloom time (commencing a bit earlier than the Big Bangs) but measure in at about half the height. They are the perfect size for container gardening, rock gardens, and the front of the border.
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