Produces a non-stop, summerlong display of sensuous, wine-red blooms on sturdy upright 15-18” stems with narrow green foliage. If routinely cut back, sterile flowers will bloom well into fall, and won’t get “frosted” in the heat. A lovely presence in the perennial garden, whether in groups or as accents. Full sun to part shade.
Sow in full sun in spring after danger of frost. Sow seeds evenly and thinly and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Keep moist. In frost free areas, Sow from fall to early spring.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 15-20 days. Thin to stand about 18" apart when seedlings are 2" high. Coreopsis appreciates a protective winter mulch north of Zone 6. Divide the plants in spring or fall for propogation or to rejuvenate old clumps.
Coreopsis is valuable for the middle or front of the border and is an ideal addition to dry-soil gardens. This easy-care perennial also performs well in containers. The cut flowers are long-lasting and a welcome addition to fresh arrangements.