How to grow Flying Saucers

Coreopsis Walberton’s Flying Saucers is a long-flowering, compact herbaceous perennial that’s been delighting gardeners since its launch in 1997. Wildlife adore the glorious golden-yellow flowers, which put on their show from June all the way through to October.

‘Flying Saucers’ was bred at Walberton Nursery by plant breeder David Tristram. Many years were dedicated to trials of the new Coreopsis to ensure British gardeners get the best possible garden performance.

In total it takes more than 500 man hours to produce a year’s crop of 2L Coreopsis Walberton’s Flying Saucers.

At Walberton Nursery, they use their own micro-propagation laboratory in the production cycle, to ensure the crop is vigorous and uniform. In addition, the micro-propagation process means the plants remain sterile. This is vital to maintain the impressive flowering period, and importantly, be virus free.

Find out more about the production of Flying Saucers here.

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