Coreopsis 'Bengal Tiger' - Plant of the week 21 March 2013
Fiery flowers glow red and gold, like tiger eyes on this gorgeous garden beauty. Extra hardy Coreopsis verticillata breeding makes this a star for every area of North America 'Bengal Tiger's clean, manicured habit and feathery, mildew resistant foliage brings our breeding program up a notch against the competition. A constant performer for garden and containers.
Common Name: Perennial Tickseed
Plant Category: Coreopsis
Plant Series: verticillata hybrids
Plant Type: Perennial
US Patent #: PPAF
EU Grant #: PVR
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-10 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 20"/24"/22"
Finish Time: Fast
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August, September,October
Growth Rate: Fast
Most Active Growing Season: Spring
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow
Soil: Average, well-drained
Exposure: Full Sun
Additional Attribute(s): Butterflies, Deep South
Nutritional Needs: 75 - 100 ppm
Landscape Value: Use in the sun garden in mixed beds and borders.