Large, mahogany red flowers with a bright yellow border that will flower up to six months, maybe even 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. Coreopsis are a great choice for gardens or pots. In gardens they make great fillers in beds or borders because they flower for so long.
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.
Early Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean