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Li'l Bang Red Elf Tickseed

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$29.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 8 - 12 Inches
  • Width 10 - 15 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5-9

Looking to help native pollinators in your area. Li'l Bang™ Red Elf Tickseed is a long-blooming North American native that is sure to bring smiles and butterflies to your backyard. The flowers have radiant golden centers with dark red velvet petals. Coreopsis is compact, only reaching 8 to 12 inches in height. It forms a beautiful rounded mound and its blooms last all Summer long.

These dwarf beauties were bred to be tough and drought-resistant. Its upright habit makes a great filler in containers since it will spread slightly up to 10 to 15 inches. The deep red color makes a red carpet appeal that can be showcased front and center along border walkways.

Li'l Bang Red Elf Tickseed Care

Coreopsis thrives in the full sun. These flowers are not picky. Any old soil will do. Just give this plant well-draining soil and let the flowers do all the work. No deadheading is required. Shear the first flush of blooms when flowers start to decline. Trimming will help keep flowers vigorous till early fall. Not much care is needed in fertilizing. Applying a top dressing of compost annually is all that is needed.

Coreopsis is hardy to zones 5 to 9. Fall temperatures cause the plant to go dormant, so applying 2 inches of mulch will help to protect and insulate roots over the Winter months. No need to tidy up or prune in the winter since a flush of new growth will persist come Spring.

Li'l Bang Red Elf Tickseed Spacing

Give Coreopsis room to grow by spacing each plant 15 inches on center in the landscape. Try Li'l Bang™ Red Elf in the most unlikely places like a rock garden. Prepare to be amazed!

Li'l Bang Red Elf Tickseed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 8 - 12 Inches
Mature Width: 10 - 15 Inches
Plant Spacing: 10 - 15 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade: Burgundy Red
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Early Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Attracts: Butterflies
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Mass Planting
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Coreopsis hybrid USPP 27,918

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.