Garden flowers

Coreopsis: the charming eye

Coreopsis is a beautiful summer flowering flower. Its golden yellow flowers are remarkable with their purple colored hearts.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Coreopsis
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial or annual

: 40 to 100 cm depending on the variety
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering : May to September

Both easy to maintain and very floriferous, the decorative effect is guaranteed, whether in beds, tubs or planters.

Planting coreopsis

Perennial Coreopsis:

Coreopsis is ideally planted in autumn or spring, but always outside of frost or hot weather.

  • Coreopsis tolerates all types of soil
  • He likes sunny situations, even in dry terrain
  • Distance each foot about 30/40 cm and enrich your soil with potting soil.

Multiplication by division of the tuft In early spring.

  • If you do not touch the flowers, the plant will be sown spontaneously from year to year and therefore multiplies easily.

Annual Coreopsis:

Sowing possible under shelter or nursery from April for establishment at the end of the last frosts.

It is possible to sow directly in place at the end of the last frosts, but flowering will arrive later.

For earlier flowering in the spring, sow in place from March with a hunter or tunnel type shelter.

Maintenance of coreopsis

Cut back faded flowers as you go to stimulate new blooms

  • The grandiflora variety is worth staking if the wind blows in your area.
  • Cut off after flowering.

Watering coreopsis:

Water in hot weather or prolonged drought.

To know about coreopsis

This herbaceous plant, native to North America, exists both as an annual and as a perennial.

It has a bushy character.

It illuminates with its bright yellow and finds its place very well in a bed or border.

Among the interesting varieties of coreopsis we have:

Perennial coreopsis:

Coreopsis grandiflora, remarkable for its size (over 1 meter high), its golden yellow flowers bloom from May to September.

Coreopsis lanceolata, smaller, it reaches 40 cm high and flowers yellow.

Coreopsis rosea, its flowers are famous for their pretty pink.

Coreopsis tripteris, it diffuses a pleasant scent of anise

Coreopsis verticillata, higher than lanceolata, it quickly reaches 60 cm in height.

Hybrid voreopsis. There are so many varieties of hybrids that offer so many delicious shapes and colors.

Annual coreopsis:

It's about Coreopsis tinctoria which offers a wonderful flowering throughout the summer, yellow with a purple heart.

Smart tip about coreopsis

Support the larger stems to prevent them from bending in the wind.

Divide the clumps every 2 to 3 years.

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Video: Growing Coreopsis (January 2022).