A New Teeny Coreopsis

By Charlie Nardozzi

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and red. Many have feathery foliage.

For those of you that love coreopsis but don't have the room for another one in your garden, try the new 'Little Penny'. This diminutive coreopsis grows only 8 inches tall and spreads to a mound 16 inches wide. The daisy-like, tiny red flowers color the plant so it looks like a red ball. This fast-growing, compact coreopsis will continuously rebloom if cut back after the initial flowering. However, it is not one of the hardiest coreopsis and only survives the winters in USDA zones 9-10. So for most of the country it should be treated as an annual. It's best planted in containers, along a flower border edge, or in mass plantings.

For more on this teeny tickseed, go to: Teranova Nursery

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