Li'L Bang™ Red Elf Coreopsis

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Deep sultry blooms on tall stems, Li'L Bang™ Red Elf Tickseed (Coreopsis x 'Red Elf'), also known to many as Coreopsis, is a sunny, heat-loving native wildflower! The Li'L Bang series are long-blooming, drought tolerant and disease resistant, fearless little perennial! These easy-to-grow flowers are called Li'L Bang™ for good reason!

Dark, burgundy-red flowers with gleaming yellow centers call pollinators and butterflies from far and wide while soaking up the sun! Blooming in early summer, the daisy-like petals are pleated and lightly toothed. Each with a shimmery sheen. With a frosted touch of white towards the petal edges during the hottest part of the season.

Even when not in flower, they are a beautiful, healthy mound of green foliage. Finely cut leaves and long deep lobes emerge a bit later in the spring but last dauntlessly until hard frost. The fresh color and delicate foliage are the perfect backdrops for the bold blooms to follow.

Compact, rounded mounds valiantly tolerate sweltering sunny, hot dry garden beds. Coreopsis are truly North American natives, and as such, bloom with carefree abandon almost anywhere you plant them in the US. The more you cut, the more they bloom, so keep your vases full and your pollinators will be full too! They bloom from spring through summer and all the way into the fall.

Planting and Application:

These space-saving sun-loving gems fill your perennial beds and borders with long-stem blossoms, making them amazing for floral arrangements. Cutting borders and cottage gardens become bright beacons with the addition of these beauties.

Tickseed is Xeric (very drought tolerant) and works great in urban water-wise designs. Wildflower gardens are, of course, perfect sites for Red Elf Tickseed! Making themselves at home in rock gardens and prairies as well.

About a foot wide and a foot tall, these make fantastic container plants by adding a bright splash of bold color to sunny planters and window boxes, porches and patios alike. Plant en masse to fill hot dry areas with wine-red blooms and provide hardiness that won't back down from tough conditions. Naturally forming colonies along roadsides and in old fields by self-seeding, they naturalize prairie sites and sunny drifts with bold colors.

  • Deep Burgundy-Red Blooms & Fine Lacy Foliage
  • Compact Rounded Growth
  • Birds Love the Seeds
  • Long-Stems for Floral Arrangements & Container Ready Blooms
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Friendly

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Doing best in any kind of well-drained soil, Li'L Bang™ provides a big bang in the sun garden. Also successful in poor, sandy and average soils; they're really not particular as long as they don't sit in water. Once established, Tickseed is very drought tolerant and thrives in those hottest dry sites most plants do not tolerate. A hardy native, these thrive in USDA zones 5-9.

Easy care Li'L Bang™ Red Elf Tickseed loves full sun, however, appreciates some part shade in those warmer growing zones. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Deadhead to encourage blooms or leave the dried seed-heads for the birds to feast on in the autumn!

  • Full Sun & Heat Tolerant
  • Tolerates Poor Sandy Soil & Low Moisture Once Established
  • Vibrant Version of the Hardy Native
  • Xeriscaping & Firescaping
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance & Deer Resistant

Highly disease resistant, these tough natives endure the toughest locations! Li'L Bang™ Red Elf Tickseed will add some sultry color to your landscape while unflinchingly defying the sun's heat! Be sure to order yours from Nature Hills right away!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Li'L Bang™ Red Elf Coreopsis Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coreopsis x 'Red Elf'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red, Burgundy
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
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