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Organic Coreopsis

Organic Coreopsis

Beautiful Low Maintenance Flower, Perfect for Borders

Coreopsis, commonly known as tickseed, is a beautiful and low-maintenance perennial flower that adds vibrant color to gardens and landscapes. With its daisy-like blooms and long blooming period, coreopsis is a favorite among gardeners looking to brighten up their outdoor spaces. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about growing coreopsis, from planting to care and propagation.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Choosing the Right Location

Coreopsis thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade in hotter climates. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Ensure that the soil is well-draining, as coreopsis does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. Sandy or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal for optimal growth.

Planting Coreopsis

Plant coreopsis in the spring after the last frost date has passed. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter such as compost or aged manure. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of the coreopsis plant and place the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was in its container. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.

Watering and Care

Once established, coreopsis is relatively drought-tolerant and only requires occasional watering during periods of prolonged drought. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Mulch around coreopsis plants to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds—organic mulches such as shredded bark or straw work well for this purpose. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. This not only improves the appearance of the plant but also promotes more flower production.

Fertilizing

Coreopsis is not a heavy feeder and generally does not require fertilization. However, if your soil is poor or your plants are showing signs of nutrient deficiency, you can apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring.

Pest and Disease Management

Coreopsis is relatively pest-resistant and disease-free, making it an ideal low-maintenance plant for the garden. However, it may occasionally attract aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your coreopsis plants regularly for signs of pests or diseases and treat them promptly if necessary. Insecticidal soaps or neem oil sprays can help control pests, while removing affected leaves can help prevent the spread of diseases.

Propagation

Coreopsis can be easily propagated by division or by taking stem cuttings. Divide established clumps of coreopsis in the spring or fall to create new plants. To propagate coreopsis from stem cuttings, take 4-6 inch cuttings from healthy, non-flowering stems and remove the lower leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant the cutting in a pot filled with moistened potting mix. Place the pot in a warm, bright location and keep the soil consistently moist until roots form.

Overwintering

In colder climates, coreopsis may die back to the ground in the winter and re-emerge in the spring. Provide a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. If desired, you can also cut back the foliage in the fall to tidy up the garden and promote new growth in the spring.

Growing coreopsis is a rewarding experience that adds beauty and color to any garden. With its easy care requirements and long blooming period, coreopsis is a versatile perennial flower that is sure to delight gardeners of all skill levels. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this guide, you can successfully grow coreopsis and enjoy its cheerful blooms year after year.

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Description

Coreopsis, commonly known as tickseed, is a beautiful and low-maintenance perennial flower that adds vibrant color to gardens and landscapes. With its daisy-like blooms and long blooming period, coreopsis is a favorite among gardeners looking to brighten up their outdoor spaces. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about growing coreopsis, from planting to care and propagation.

Sustainably grown in 2.75" pots

Choosing the Right Location

Coreopsis thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade in hotter climates. Choose a location in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Ensure that the soil is well-draining, as coreopsis does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. Sandy or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal for optimal growth.

Planting Coreopsis

Plant coreopsis in the spring after the last frost date has passed. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter such as compost or aged manure. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of the coreopsis plant and place the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was in its container. Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots.

Watering and Care

Once established, coreopsis is relatively drought-tolerant and only requires occasional watering during periods of prolonged drought. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Mulch around coreopsis plants to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds—organic mulches such as shredded bark or straw work well for this purpose. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. This not only improves the appearance of the plant but also promotes more flower production.

Fertilizing

Coreopsis is not a heavy feeder and generally does not require fertilization. However, if your soil is poor or your plants are showing signs of nutrient deficiency, you can apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring.

Pest and Disease Management

Coreopsis is relatively pest-resistant and disease-free, making it an ideal low-maintenance plant for the garden. However, it may occasionally attract aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your coreopsis plants regularly for signs of pests or diseases and treat them promptly if necessary. Insecticidal soaps or neem oil sprays can help control pests, while removing affected leaves can help prevent the spread of diseases.

Propagation

Coreopsis can be easily propagated by division or by taking stem cuttings. Divide established clumps of coreopsis in the spring or fall to create new plants. To propagate coreopsis from stem cuttings, take 4-6 inch cuttings from healthy, non-flowering stems and remove the lower leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant the cutting in a pot filled with moistened potting mix. Place the pot in a warm, bright location and keep the soil consistently moist until roots form.

Overwintering

In colder climates, coreopsis may die back to the ground in the winter and re-emerge in the spring. Provide a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. If desired, you can also cut back the foliage in the fall to tidy up the garden and promote new growth in the spring.

Growing coreopsis is a rewarding experience that adds beauty and color to any garden. With its easy care requirements and long blooming period, coreopsis is a versatile perennial flower that is sure to delight gardeners of all skill levels. By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this guide, you can successfully grow coreopsis and enjoy its cheerful blooms year after year.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb

Dimensions: 6.0"L x 2.75"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Edible Flower
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Good Fall Color
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Tolerates Poor Drainage
  • Wildflower

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 9
Bloom Season : Fall
Bloom Season : Summer
Flower Color : Yellow
Growth Habit : Upright
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Attracts Birds
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Planting Time : Fall
Sun Requirements : Partial Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant in full sun, in well-draining soil. Coreopsis does not require fertile soil, however, it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development. In hot climates, it may perform better with afternoon shade. 

Planting & Growing: Plant starts directly when the soil reaches 50F.

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We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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