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Cosmic Eye Coreopsis

1-Quart
Item # 49325
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Coreopsis x 'Cosmic Eye' PP#22,601

Another Big Bang™ series standout from Darrell Probst.
Plant Patent 22.601.

Another comely coreopsis from hybridizer Darrell Probst, this gorgeous member of the Big Bang™ series may be smaller than its friends, but it lives up to its big name by exploding with color from early summer through early fall. Just 12 to 15 inches high and wide, this compact, well-branched plant is only about half the height of 'Redshift' and 'Full Moon,' but that doesn't stop it from supplying loads of 1½- to 2-inch sun-yellow blossoms, each with a prominent burgundy eye and a gold button center.

The burgundy banding fades as it reaches the outer edges of the bloom, adding lovely dimension to each petal. And even the foliage gets in on the show, boasting a unique texture somewhere between the threadleaf and grandiflora types and staying attractive all season.

'Cosmic Eye' is an excellent choice for beds, borders, and containers. It's a member of the Big Bang™ series, the result of 10 years of breeding that involved up to 8 different Coreopsis species, resulting in truly cold-hardy plants, with a sturdy, well-branched habit and large flowers that appear in a wide range of colors and patterns. We are delighted to make these Darrell Probst introductions available to our customers. Zones 5-9.

Genus Coreopsis
Species x
Variety 'Cosmic Eye'
PPAF PP#22,601
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
Plant Height 12 in - 15 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Native
Bloom Color Burgundy, Multi-Color, Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

Shop All Deer-resistant Plants

Coreopsis

Planting:

Set plants 10 to 12 inches apart, or more for larger cultivars. Choose a location in full sun or very light shade; any reasonable soil, so long as it is well-drained, will do.


Maintenance:

Periodically removing spent flowers will lengthen the blooming season. We recommend a mulch of humus or compost. Dividing every 2 or 3 years as it becomes necessary will induce stronger growth. Otherwise, plants are pest- and disease-free, requiring no special care.


Zones:

Zones various

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