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Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66'

ROUTE 66 TICKSEED

Buy Route 66 Tickseed online. Short and compact threadleaf variety with a stunning red streaked flower. Red eye in the summer streaks to full red in the fall.. A very heat and drought tolerant variety.

Height:

24 Inches

Spread:

24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Low Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Yellow
  • Multi-Colored
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Tissue Culture
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Rock Gardens
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Coreopsis is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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