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Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising'

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A Tickseed With a Unique Spreading Habit

The exceptional red member of the Big Bang ™ series' development of the coreopsis family, 'Mercury Rising' features bold color and cold tolerance with vigorous growth. It also brought a new habit into the family.

Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising' broke new ground by spreading, effectively intertwining with its neighbors in the border. Only 15 to 18 inches high in bloom, it spreads 2 to 3 feet wide, with fresh green foliage serving as the backdrop for the flowers.

The remarkable flowers begin about 1½ inches wide and grow as they mature. Arising throughout the summer in attention-grabbing magenta-claret, the blooms include a small, frilly center is frilly of bold golden-yellow, standing out splendidly among the dark, rich petals. Prepare to be amazed at the quality and volume of the blooms throughout the lengthy season.

With fall approaching, the flowers may continue with frosty white and cream streaks finding their way into the dark red, contributing a new look to the display as colors change around them.

Coreopsis Big Bang™ 'Mercury Rising' is hardy through Zone 5 in the North. Mildew-free and disease resistant, it attracts butterflies and bees.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Coreopsis
Species hybrid
Variety 'Mercury Rising'
ppaf PP#24,689
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 15 in - 18 in
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size 1.5 in - 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Cream, Magenta, White, Multi-Color, Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor, Beds, Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 10, 2019

Easy to grow plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I don’t have a lot of gardening experience, so I wanted to plant something suited for a beginner. I live is zone 8 and have heavy red clay soil. The flowers aren’t big, and the stems are thin. I love the color of the flowers and I love that there are so many flowers on just one plant. I bought this plant because I read coreopsis will attract ladybugs and that it was easy to grow.

Brad from GA
September 15, 2015

Best coreopsis yet!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I received these plants promptly in the spring in good condition. There were a few broken stems, which I simply stuck in the ground, watered and watched rapidly root. Wow! These plants are better than advertised and have remained beautiful, approximately 2 feet wide thrpughout our hot, windy summer. Once established they need little water, but our soils are heavy, so they rarely dry out. The next test for this plant will be our brutal winter. If it survives, I'll be back with another review. So far this is the best I've found and a bargain at the price! You won't be disappointed.

George Hansen from NE
July 27, 2015

very impressed with these plants

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought a 6 pack this spring, and was impressed at the size and quality of the plants. A few pieces had broken off, I stuck them in water and one rooted! I live in the SF Bay area, so the cooler nights must be making the white edges appear in the middle of summer. Doesn't seem to need that much water, and with the CA drought, it is nice to have some color and a few flowers (small in size, but not in color) to bring in the house. Keep these wonderful plants coming!

Irene from CA
June 24, 2013

Striking in a hosta bed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Was looking for an easy grower, perennial to standout in my mostly hosta beds. I have always loved the yellow ones but when I saw the claret color with yellow centers, wow!!! It now sets in a three foot opening between two dark green hostas with a small white and green dwarf hosta in the back center, which can be seen through the coreopsis. it is gorgeous!

Retired / Full time gardener. from NJ

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