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Coreopsis Highland Blast

Zingy colour.

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Large, mahogany red flowers with a bright yellow border that will flower up to six months maybe more.

Coreopsis Highland ‘Blast’ is a compact cultivar that is easy to grow. It forms neat mounds to around 30cm of foliage that is covered in blooms from early spring until autumn becomes cold.
Tolerant of heat and humidity Coreopsis Highland ‘Blast’ will thrive in a sunny spot and is quite dry tolerant once established.

Plant into moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil – they really aren’t fussy. Choose a full sun to lightly shaded position. They are a great choice for gardens or pots. In gardens because they flower for so long they make great fillers in beds and borders.

The Highland series is a vast improvement on the old annuals, you should get at least two and up to ten great flowering years from these perennials. If you don’t want to deadhead throughout the season, you can cut Coreopsis Highland ‘Blast’ right back to the base once the first flush of flowers has finished, then add some fertiliser to encourage a second flush – it won’t take long. Then again after the final flush of blooms, to maintain compact, healthy growth.

Code

CPXBL

Botantical name

Coreopsis verticillata

Height

20-35cm

Width

20-35cm

Flowers

Early Spring to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2