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Coreopsis ‘Salsa’

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Coreopsis ‘Salsa’ has a remarkably floriferous display of yellow-and-red bicolor flowers. The compact, 15”-tall plants are upright, bushy, and begin flowering earlier than most other cultivars. ‘Salsa’ starts blooming in May and continues through September. It reaches its peak floral display in early June and maintains a tremendous number of flowers throughout the remainder of its bloom period. These flowers differ from the similarly colored C. ‘Cha Cha Cha’ in that the central red portion of the flower is much larger on ‘Salsa’. Although powdery mildew was a problem for many cultivars, it was barely a concern with ‘Salsa’. Powdery mildew was only observed on three occasions over the entire two-year trial.


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  • Common Name
    Salsa tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-May - September 
  • Peak Bloom
    12 weeks 
  • Flower Size
    1.5" diameter 
  • Size
    16" x 14" (h x w) 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance