Coreopsis Seeds Golden Tinctoria Seeds, Plains coreopsis, Flower Head, Petal - Easy to Grow
Package includes: Seeds 0.75 g (Pack of 5)
Single Flower, Wildflower, Plains coreopsis, Close-up,
Beauty, Brown, Butterfly Flower, Color Image
The family is astrological. The plant is frost-resistant, light-loving. Used for group planting and for cutting. Meadow flowers do not fade for 10-15 days. Blossoms for a long time - more than 80 days. Easy to Grow.
How to Grow Coreopsis
You can find a handful of coreopsis varieties for sale as plants. For the best selection, order from catalogs or start your plants from seed. Hardiness will vary with species and cultivar, and not all coreopsis varieties are perennial plants—you'll find both annuals and perennials. Many of the newer varieties are still being tested for hardiness, and their ratings may change.
Mature size varies with species, age, and growing conditions, with coreopsis plants reaching from six inches to four feet in height with a spread of about 12 to 24 inches. They tend to grow in clumps, but many varieties will self-sow throughout your garden. There are also a few that will spread by runners. Some of the taller species may require staking to look attractive, especially if grown in partial shade.
Deadheading will keep the plants blooming throughout the summer and fall. Some of the smaller flowered varieties are difficult to deadhead, and you may prefer to shear the plants, once the first flush of flowers fade. They will fill in quickly.
Light Coreopsis will bloom best in full sun, but it can also be successfully grown in partial sun. The plants may get a bit lankier in partial shade. In areas with intense heat, coreopsis may even prefer some afternoon shade.
Soil Most coreopsis varieties are very easy to grow and are not particular about soil quality or soil pH. They like well-draining soils and some, such as the thread leaf coreopsis, will tolerate dry, rocky soils. Heavy, wet clay soils should be amended with compost to help drainage.
Water Coreopsis will need regular water when first planted until they are established. After the first year, they are drought tolerant, but they'll bloom most prolifically with regular watering. Water the plants deeply at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be moist at about one inch below the soil surface (stick your finger in the soil to check.) Early morning watering is best, so the leaves have a chance to dry during the day.
Temperature and Humidity Coreopsis plants prefer a warm climate. They dislike too much standing water, which can cause root rot. Occasional wet weather won't bother them, though.