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Coreopsis plants are easy to grow first year flowering perennials Coreopsis require little care; and flower over an exceptionally long season.
A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner. Earlier to bloom than most coreopsis, 18 inch high by 24 inch wide plants are covered in sunny yellow 2 inch semi-double flowers with deep red petal centers from mid spring to mid fall. Extraordinary heat and drought tolerance. Blooms the first year from seed, winter hardy to Zone 4.
A Fleuroselect Novelty winner. One of the earliest coreopsis to bloom, the naturally rounded and tidy plants are covered in vibrant yellow 2 inch semi-double flowers from mid spring to mid fall. Plants grow 10 to 12 inches high and 12-14 inches wide, with extraordinary heat and drought tolerance. An improved, compact version of Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise', Sun Up blooms the first year from seed and is winter hardy to Zone 4.
Heavy flowering perennial, 2 ½ inch golden flowers, mahogany-brown highlights. The 15-18 inch tall plants bloom May to October, grow well in borders or pots. Drought tolerant. Grows nicely with: 'Hakone White' Balloon Flower, Big Betony, Chinese Fountain Grass, 'Baby Swan' Echinacea, and Stokesia. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Flowers 2 inches across, golden-yellow with burgundy bases. Early blooming, heavy flowering, compact, heat & drought tolerant, it is a rewarding, easy to grow perennial. Flowers first summer from seed, continues to flower until frost. Plants grow 16-20 inches high, 2 feet wide. A Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner. Winter hardy to zone 4.
A summer and fall flowering perennial, with bright, golden-yellow, 2-3 inch, semi-double flowers. Easy to grow, Sunburst can bloom in as little as 11 weeks from seed. Grows to 3 feet tall. Self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Unlike other Coreopsis, 'American Dream' performs best in mild climates, with regular water. The spreading 18-24 inch tall plants are blanketed with rosy-pink, yellow centered, 1 inch single daisies all summer long. Coreopsis 'American Dream' flowers the first year when started early. Great in the front of borders or in containers. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Sow Coreopsis seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 21-30 days. Transplant into the garden 1-1.5 feet apart.
Comments: Full Sun. 'Sterntaler,' 'Sunfire,' and 'Sunburst Coreopsis are heat and humidity tolerant; thrive with moderate to little water. 'American Dream' likes mild summer temperatures, afternoon shade in warm climates and moist, even wet soil. Coreopsis plants are first year flowering perennials. Low maintenance, shear plants back occasionally to promote continuous flowering. Coreopsis are rabbit and deer resistant plants. Coreopsis flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies.