A Brand New Color – and It’s is Hardy to Zone 4!
• Covered in Blooms for Months – Even into Fall!
• Amazingly Hardy, and It Thrives on Neglect!
• Longer-lived and Highly Disease resistant!
A Brand New Coreopsis with Totally New, Ever-changing Coloring
One of the new, unusually colored Coreopsis, Berry Chiffon is actually hardy to zone 4! The blooms are a bicolor combination of raspberry and cream, and they change with the temperature. In summer’s heat, the white is more prominent, but when nights are cooler, the raspberry covers almost the whole flower – absolutely gorgeous and a delight to see! And these are not the skinny little flowers of typical Coreopsis, but big 2-inch blooms with broad petals that make the most of their dazzling color.
You’ll Have 100’s of 2-inch Blooms – and They Just Keep Coming!
The blooms are amazingly abundant, topping the neat, rounded plant in summer and keeping going into fall, when most Coreopsis peter out. A mature plant can have hundreds, even thousands, of blooms over the course of a season. They cover the densely-branched plant and shine against the narrow deep green foliage, charming all who see them with their cheerful show.
Takes More Heat AND Cold, and Is Extremely Disease-Resistant!!
This variety was selected in part because it survives winters in Zone 4, a full zone colder than even the most hardy Coreopsis in the past; but it also is unfazed by the heat and humidity of southern summers – the best of both worlds! The foliage stays rich green all season, untroubled by that bane of Coreopsis, powdery mildew, and the plant is full, sturdy and upright, with no flopping even at the end of the season. As the cherry topping it off, Berry Chiffon lives longer than other Coreopsis! Deer don’t care for it, but butterflies love it!
Very easy to grow! Once its roots are established, it thrives despite drought, heat, humidity -- even downright neglect! That being said, when first planted, it needs regular watering (an inch a week, whether from rain or from your hose) until its roots are established. It adapts well to most any soil that is well-drained, even a poor one, and you don’t need to fertilize; in fact, too much fertility encourages legginess and fewer blooms. However, it does need good drainage, especially in winter. A bonus: these flowers are sterile, so you don’t have to deal with unwanted seedlings popping up!