Surface sow and press in; needs light to germinate.
Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before planting out. Keep at 60-70°F.
Direct sow early spring and again in mid-spring; fall sow in mild winter areas, zones 8-10.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Native coreopsis furnishes meadow gardens and old-fashioned cottage and rock gardens with prairie style, its thin, wiry stems holding firm to the breeze-tossed dancing flowers. It is also useful in vegetable gardens, attracting beneficial insects and pollinators while also being deer-resistant. Taller plants may need an underpinning of support in very windy conditions. After the first flush of bloom, shear the plant by one-third to promote a later full flowering or deadhead regularly.
Provide with about 1" of water per week during dry periods of the growing season. Drought tolerant, but blooms better with regular watering.
This plant prefers slightly acidic pH levels but will grow in neutral to slightly alkaline soils.
Mix about 1" of compost into the soil prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No major pests or diseases. Water early in the day to allow the foliage to dry and avoid leaf disease.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when flowers are fully open.