Perfect for Prairie Gardens, cottage gardens, and wildlife gardens, these vivid red flowers rise up to three feet tall, making them a real focal point in the garden.
They also make an excellent companion plant for vegetable plots. If you’re growing cucumbers, squash, or melons, plant some Golden tickseed for better fruit pollination.
You just can’t grow wrong when you plant native. While these flowers are normally home on the plains, they’re also native to the entire North American continent.
Their bright red blooms are a striking summer flower that is sure to lift your spirits. They’re drought tolerant and don’t require much in the way of feeding.
Coreopsis can reach from 12 to 40 inches tall. You’ll find numerous flower heads on the delicate stems. Blooms are bright red with maroon centers. You’ll find numerous flowers on each plant.
Benefits of Coreopsis
- Critical forage for native bees
- Attracts butterflies and birds to the garden
- Drought tolerant
- Low nutritional requirements
- Establish well in poor soil
- Reseeds in the right conditions
- Flowers used as a natural dye for textiles
Tips for Growing Red Coreopsis
Direct sow Coreopsis in the garden in full sun in a well-draining area. Water area before sowing and then cover very lightly and press seeds into the soil. Keep the soil moist to hasten germination.
If sowing indoors, press seeds into moist seed mix in cell trays and provide plenty of light. Coreopsis needs light for germination. Plant outdoors once final frost date has passed and plant has developed true leaves.
Grow in full sun and water as needed to keep plant hydrated. But avoid any boggy areas – coreopsis need free-draining, even sandy soil.
Space coreopsis about 12 inches apart for best results. No fertilizer is required or recommended.
Deadhead flowers as they fade or use for cut flower arrangements indoors
Tall Red Coreopsis Details
- Life span: Annual
- Color scheme: Deep red
- Height: 2 to 3 feet
- Time to Germinate: 14-21 days.
- Time to maturity: 8-10 weeks
Terms of Sale
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