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Coreopsis verticillata has a compact habit and flowers from early to late summer. Some varieties have the bonus of attractive, feathery, fern-like foliage too ‘Bengal Tiger’ bears dramatic, bicoloured flowers in red and yellow, named for being reminiscent of tiger eyes. ‘Grandiflora’ bears bright yellow flowers and is the latest variety to bloom. ‘Moonbeam’ bears soft yellow flowers with a darker centre, from June to September. ‘Zagreb’ bears large, star-shaped, bright yellow flowers on upright, wiry stems, in contrast with dark green filigree leaves. Perennial. Height 50-60 cm.Coreopsis boast yellow, orange, red, and multi-colored blooms that really brighten up any sunny garden or landscape bed—which is no surprise, as these perennial flowers are in the daisy family. They’re so pretty and easy to grow that they’ve become favorites for everyone from serious gardeners to homeowners who just want to plant something nice out front. When you go plant shopping you’ll almost always find coreopsis for sale! Bonus: Coreopsis are resistant to both deer and rabbits, plus the seeds they produce are a good food source for birds. Coreopsis grow best in slightly moist, well-drained soil. Get your plants off to their best start by preparing new planting areas with Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers—all you have to do is mix 3 inches of garden soil into the top 6 inches of native soil. This product is ideal for coreopsis, as it contains Moisture Control® technology to help protect against over- and under-watering. Another option for soil prep is to amend individual planting holes by blending Miracle-Gro® soil with existing soil in a 50:50 ratio

In addition to the great soil mentioned above, the recipe for loads of bright, colorful coreopsis blooms includes another key ingredient: just the right plant food. Give your coreopsis all the nutrition they need by feeding them with Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® Rose & Bloom Plant Food a month after planting. Not only will this fertilizer keep your plants well fed for up to 3 months, but it also contains ingredients like kelp, earthworm castings, feature meal, and bone meal that do the crucial job of feeding the microbes in the soil. Simply shake it evenly onto the soil, work it into the top layer, and water it in. Be sure to read the label to see how much to apply and when to do follow-up feedings

Coreopsis is drought-tolerant, meaning it has the magical ability to look downright lush with very little water (though it is still a good idea to water your coreopsis plants during dry spells in the hot season). Not only that, but coreopsis is also deer– and rabbit-resistant, making it the perfect choice for gardeners and landscapers with a non-chemical approach to pest control and plant maintenance. To top it off, coreopsis’ sweet nectar attracts butterflies and bees, and birds love to snack on its seeds in the fall.Coreopsis is a native flower and you’ll find versions of it across the country. In the wild it has small yellow, daily-like blooms reminiscent of its aster family roots. But recent breeding has expanded the range of flower colors and made this common wildflower a beauty. ‘Early Sunrise’ features double yellow flowers on 20-inch tall plants. ‘Desert Sunrise’ features coral and peach colored flowers on 10-inch tall plants. ‘Sweet Dreams’ is another short variety with white and raspberry colored flowers. The classic ‘Moonbeam’ has pale yellow flowers with finely cut foliage. You get the idea. There are many variations in plant size and flower color to match whatever flower you’re growing near by. However, some of these unusual colored versions aren’t as hardy as the species types, and are short-lived. They do self-sow, but of course, the hybrids won’t come true to seedAn excellent performer, award-winner Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' (Threadleaf Coreopsis) is a compact perennial forming a gorgeous mound of finely divided leaves. Blooming continuously from early to late summer, it gets in covered with a profusion of bright golden-yellow blossoms. The airy clumps of fine, threadlike foliage on upright stems add a lovely delicate texture element to the landscape. Long-lived, this is one of the best and toughest performers suitable for a sunny position in the garden. (Sourcewww.gardenia.net)

 

 

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