Coreopsis x LI’L BANG Orange Elf (PPAF) is a compact variety, smothered in stunning orange daisy flowers with red overtones, gold eyes and gold tips at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. This is a relatively low maintenance plant and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
A Northern Sunset Perennial, it prefers full sun to part sun in rich, well-drained soil.
Image courtesy of Emerald Coast Growers.