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Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash'
Common Name: Tickseed Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash'
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A new, bold coreopsis with striking gold foliage. Perfect for the tall perennial border, reaching three to five feet. Thrives in heat & humidity. Light yellow flowers are a bonus in late summer. Wonderful in the back of the border or in a meadowlike setting contrasted with other bold foliage like Actaea 'Brunette', Persicaria 'Red Dragon' or Sedum 'Purple Emperor'.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist to mesic black soil prairies, sand prairies, savannas and sandy savannas, thickets, seeps, bluffs, limestone glades, abandoned fields, and along railroads and roadsides.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGold 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Persicaria microcephala "'Red Dragon'"
Actaea (Cimicifuga) simplex "'Brunette'"
Sedum "'Purple Emperor'"

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