Success With Seeds Coreopsis

Coreopsis Germination Information

Coreopsis is the botanical name for Tickseed
Coreopsis Seed Germination How to Sow Coreopsis:
  • Sow outdoors anytime from early spring through summer up to two months before frost or in late fall for germination the following spring
  • Seeds can also be sow indoors
  • Barely cover C. grandiflora seed and maintain a temperature within the medium of 55° F
  • Leave C. rosea uncovered and maintain 68-86° F
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Coreopsis:
  • C. grandiflora: Space 12 inches apart in full sun and a light, sandy, well-drained soil
  • C. rosea: Space 18 inches apart in full sun in moist to dry soil

Soil: Keep plants moderately moist and remove faded blooms to extend the flowering period. Little fertilizer is needed

Appearance and Use:

An easy-to-grow perennial for growing in masses or in meadows, urban environments, or naturalized areas. Also, ideal for container growth. C. grandiflora has basilmounds of lobed, dark green foliage, 16-36 inches tall and 12 inches wide, with showy, 2- to 3- inch, single or double blooms of yellow from summer to fall. C. grandiflora is excellent to grow in combinations of red, white, blue, or purple flowers such as Veronica, Monarda, Salvia, or Gaillardia

C. rosea has rounded plants 18-24 inches tall and 24 inches wide with needlelike foliage and 1- inch pink blooms with from July to September

About Coreopsis:
Pronunciation:  kôr-e-op’-sis
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Compositae; C. grandiflora is native to the midwestern and southern U.S. and C. rosea to the central U.S.
Common Name:Tickseed