The Limerock Ruby Coreopsis, otherwise known as the Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 or Tickseed ‘Early Sunrise’, Double Butter Daisy, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Limerock Ruby Coreopsis Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
In order to take proper care of your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Limerock Ruby Coreopsis needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
- Light: Keep your Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand and loam.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis belongs to the Asteraceae family, the genus Coreopsis and the species Grandiflora, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 (kor-ee-OP-sis).
As with other Coreopsis’s, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
The Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is a plant native to the U.S.A., Canada and NC.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 11 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, how big does the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…
The Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm).
These dimensions make the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ (60cm) free so the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat irregular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis prefers to have soil with good drainage, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand and loam.
This is why most experts agree that the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis requires soil with clay, sand, and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), and during the summer (early, mid, late).
You can expect your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Limerock Ruby Coreopsis produces some beautiful red, or gold/yellow flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 to be around (1-3 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Limerock Ruby Coreopsis is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for drought, rocky soil, dry soil and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 will be fine.
Does your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.
Most Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ Plant Patent #15,455 owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, city and courtyard, coastal garden, and in prairie and meadow styles.
In particular, the Limerock Ruby Coreopsis’s best location within your garden is in beds and borders, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a cutting garden, or a firescaping/fire wise.
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Limerock Ruby Coreopsis, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.