Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash' PP 19,147
Lightning Flash Giant Tickseed
Item #: 11886
Zones: 4b to 8a, at least
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Coreopsis tripteris 'Lightning Flash' is an amazing selection of the Midwest native (Wisconsin south to Texas) Coreopsis tripteris that was discovered as a seedling in the former Messenbrink's Nursery just outside of Raleigh, NC. The screaming gold, narrow, qinquefoliate leaves adorn the sturdy 3' tall stalks. Coreopsis 'Lightning Flash' is truly an amazing beacon in the spring garden. By late July (NC), the leaves age to chartreuse, at which time the terminal clusters of yellow daisies top the plant. Our seven-year-old patch has spread to 4' in width...far slower than the more aggressive typical green form of this moisture-loving species.