Coreopsis flowers gently sway in the lightest breeze, appearing to almost float above the delicate foliage. Wildflowers, like this heirloom, are easy to grow and don't need special care, other than water, although moderately drought and heat tolerant, too. Butterflies and bees delight in the nectar, and songbirds seek out the seeds in fall and winter. Coreopsis is also known as tickseed. Often reseeds.
Botanical Name: Coreopsis tinctoria
Native: North America
Plant Dimensions: 12″–24″ tall
Variety Information: 1″–2″, bright yellow blossoms with mahogany red centers. Rarely pure mahogany.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning and choose flowers that are just beginning to open.