The coreopsis flower is also called tickseed or pot of gold and is a member of the Asteraceae family. This wonderful perennial flower may be just what you need if you’re actually looking for lasting summer color after most perennial flowers fade from the garden. Caring for coreopsis flower is very easy. When you’ve actually learned how to grow coreopsis flowers, you’ll really appreciate their sunny blooms throughout the gardening season. The Coreopsis flowers may be annual or perennial and they also come in a variety of heights. The blooms of growing coreopsis flowers are also similar to those of the daisy. The colors of petals include pink, red, yellow, and white, there are many with dark brown or maroon centers, which makes an interesting contrast to the petals. The Coreopsis flowers are native to the United States and thirty-three species are known and listed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of USDA on their website’s plant database. The Coreopsis flower is the state wildflower of Florida, but a lot of the varieties are hardy up to USDA plant hardiness zone four.


How to Grow Coreopsis from Seed

How to grow coreopsis is easy. Just simply plant the coreopsis seeds in a prepared area of un-amended soil in spring in a full sun location. The coreopsis seeds need light to germinate, so you need to cover lightly with soil or perlite or simply press the coreopsis seeds into moist soil. Keep the coreopsis seeds watered until germination, usually within twenty-one days. The care of coreopsis plants may include misting the seeds for moisture. Sowing plants in succession will allow for an abundance of growing coreopsis.


How to Care for Coreopsis

The care of coreopsis plants is simple once the flowers are established. You can deadhead spent blooms on the growing coreopsis plant often for the production of more flowers. Growing coreopsis plants may be cut back by one-third in late summer for a continued display of blooms. As with several native plants the coreopsis plant care is limited to occasional watering during extreme drought, along with the deadheading and trimming described above. The fertilization of growing coreopsis plant is not needed, and too much fertilizer can even limit flower production. 

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