Plains Coreopsis - Coreopsis tinctoria
Coreopsis is a tremendously resilient annual wildflower, native to the United States. An abundance of blooms, also known as the Golden Wave.
Can grow in moist climates and soil types. Drought tolerant.
A staple in any meadow garden. Easy to grow and often reseeds. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds to your garden, while being deer resistant and having an extended bloom time!
Aside from being beautiful, they are nectar rich and offer forage for many of our pollinator allies!
- Sun: Full
- Seed Count: 100
- Days to Maturity: 70 -75
- Plant Size: 1' - 1.5'
- Attracts : Bees, song birds, beneficial insects
- Deer Resistant
- Open Pollinated
Keep soil moist while seeds are germinating. Resilient and beautiful, this wildflower will thrive in a prepared seed bed, loosened and weed-free.
If starting seeds indoors, it is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.