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Mercury Rising Tickseed

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$33.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Mercury Rising Tickseed is a hardy perennial that requires little care and provides intense color in a garden bed or container. Vibrant dark red flowers have eight velvety petals that slightly curve and surround bright golden yellow centers. The 2-inch flowers bloom from early summer through early fall, and after a quick trim, the plants may bloom a second time, with flowers lasting until the frost. The blooms withstand the summer heat and bright sun and look fantastic all season long. The flowers grow on long, well-branched stems and feature narrow green foliage.

This clump-forming plant is a vigorous grower and will gradually spread out. Feature the Mercury Rising Tickseed in mass plantings, beds, borders, or containers. Trim the long stems and use the blooms as cut flowers. While this plant prefers a good spot and consistent care, it can still do very well in challenging conditions. The Mercury Rising Tickseed is cold-tolerant, drought-tolerant, and not favored by deer. Let the blooms go to seed at the end of the season to attract songbirds. This plant grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 9

Mercury Rising Tickseed Care

The Mercury Rising Tickseed prefers full sun but will still look lovely with partial shade. Consider planting in an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade when grown in a warm climate. Soil should be neutral to acidic, loamy, or sandy and moist but still promote drainage. Established plants will need water once a week, and while this plant is drought-tolerant, giving it an extra drink during dry spells will keep it looking its best.

Cut the growth back around midsummer after the first flush of flowers has died back to rejuvenate growth and possibly get another round of blooms. Tickseed is not a heavy feeder, but apply a 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring to start the growing season strong. Divide the plants every few years in the early spring before new growth emerges.

Mercury Rising Tickseed Spacing

Mercury Rising Tickseed is an upright, clump-forming plant that will grow 15 to 18 inches tall and spread 24 to 36 inches. Plants can be spaced 24 to 30 inches apart to create a lush planting or give them more room, and the plants will gradually fill in after several years.

Mercury Rising Tickseed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand:
Common Name: Mercury Rising Tickseed
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: COREOPSIS `MERCURY RISING`
SKU:
1231005635-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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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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