The Coreopsis flowering perennial is a nice looking bedding plant. They produce daisy-like flowers that are delicate but will bloom most of the spring and again in fall. The Coreopsis plant will grow about 2ft. tall and are easy to grow. It best to provide them with good loamy well-drained soil.
They are also called tickseed and are of the family “Asteraceae” plant. Like most flowering plants they attract butterflies, birds, and bees. The stems are long which makes them perfect to use for cut flowers.
There are lots of varieties and the most common are the Moonbeam type. They come in numerous colors ruby red, sapphire, and even chiffon colors. The colors are vivid and bright. Ask your local nursery when and if they will stock these plants.
Coreopsis flowering perennial Temperature tolerance is 0 to -10° Fahrenheit, this means they will do well in colder climates throughout the Southwest. Moderate watering but more often during the mid-summer heat. These plants thrive in full sun but will do better in the morning sun afternoon shade in the southwest.
Watering: somewhat drought tolerant. They will do fine and look good in rock gardens and you can place them in full sun or partial shade.
Water every day when you first plant then cut back to about every other day. Use a good balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer about once per month.
Companion plants include shorter plants placed in the foreground. The blue Ageratrum plant will work wonders. The yellow flower will contrast with the blue flower for an amazing garden bed effect. See the image below.
Coreopsis flowering perennial
The Coreopsis plant will do well in USDA zones 4-9.
Learn more about the Coreopsis plant at Wikipedia.
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