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Herbaceous Perennial

Coreopsis verticillata 'Hot Paprika' (Sizzle and Spice Series)
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threadleaf tickseed 'Hot Paprika'

A bushy and clump forming perennial with finely divided leaves and abundant daisy-like deep red flowers held on long stalks flowering for a long period of time over summer.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Coreopsis can be annuals or perennials, with paired, simple, palmate or pinnately divided leaves and long-stalked, daisy-like flower-heads

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Will grow well in fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade but preferably in full sun. Will need to be kept moist during spells of dry weather.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in late winter, by division in spring or autumn and basal root cuttings in spring.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Prairie planting
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Deadhead for continuous flowering and cut back in winter.

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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