Coreopsis is a flowering perennial plant. It is a member of sunflower family and has a look like Daisy. This attractive plant comes on various colour Shades and features like yellow, gold, maroon and even combinations of colour with interesting leaves and petrol features. It can be grown either in your garden and landscapes everywhere. Because of a tick-like appearance of its seeds it is often referred to as tickseed Coreopsis. More than hundred species of Coreopsis or tickseed flowers exist. This varies from annual to perennial.
These plants grow from seeds and they can directly be seeded into the garden at around spring season. These plants grow like weeds. These are fairly easy to grow so if you are new in gardening or you want something that can grow itself and set your garden, this one can be the perfect choice for you. These plants can grow in ample sunlight and sandy soil with a very little water and fertilizers.
Sowing and Planting Coreopsis: Step by Step Guide
This plant can be grown from seeds in Indoor during early winters and then transplanted outside after the Frost, and if you are planning to plant it in summers you can directly grow it directly in your garden.
- If you are sowing it in winters in indoors it will take around 6-8weeks before outdoors planting.
- Next up is to soak the seeds in half inch deep seed starting formula.
- The soil should be kept moist at 70 to 75 degree F until the seedlings emerge within 15 to 20 days.
- Plenty of lights on a Sunny windowsill should be provided as soon as the seedlings start emerging until it reaches 3 to 4 inches and then the fluorescent plants life should be provided for 16:00 hours per day. These lights should be raised higher in comparison to the height of the plant. Incandescent light bulbs should be avoided for this process as they make the place to hot.
- The seedlings do not need much fertilization. But they need to be fed with the starter solution for 3 to 4 weeks according to the requirements.
- The plants should be hard enough before planting in the Gardens to face the winds and the outer atmosphere.
How to Sow Coreopsis Plant Directly in Garden
- During early fall to spring season is the best time to sow the coreopsis plant. The location you choose should be full of Sunlight with good soil quality void of any danger.
- The weeds should be removed and the soil should be smooth.
- The soil should be then covered with final sign up to half inches.
- Lightly motion the soil to keep it firm.
- After 15 to 20 days the seedlings start emerging.
- Finally is plant should have a spacing of about 12 inches. The plants will bloom within the 60 days after plantation is being done.
- The weed should be kept under control. Most of the time the weed grows with the plants and complete for water space and nutrients. This may affect the health of the plant and its germination. Show the best way to help the plant grow is by keeping an eye on the weeds and plucking them off by the roots once in a while.
- Carefully watering the plants is very essential. The water shouldn’t be overflow into the plants as it may destroy its root and the soil quality swiping it from the roots. Even under watering can devoid the plant from essential water content and nutrient. The best way is to check the water content in the soil after just watering by sticking your finger in the soil.
- Until the plants grow perfectly to its full size optimum protection should be provided from winds, hot sunlight, insects etc.
- After monitoring a bit of growth in the plant little fertilizers can be applied. But also keep in mind to put the granular fertilizers on the soil and not directly on the plant crown and foliage. The best choice here is to use low rates slow releasing fertilizers for better growth as higher rates fertilizers can encourage the roots rots.
- Checking your plant everyday and removing the spend Blossoms is a good habit during summers. This increases the number of blooms your plant is capable of producing.
- Slicing one quarter or one and a half inch can result in beautiful blossoms in the fall if done in summer.
- End of growing season should always be followed with trimming the plants back portion for the coming winters. But at the same time you should not cut back all the way through out because this few inches of stem left in the place can protect the roots crown. Mulching and chopping leaves I am some good organic compost can help protecting the routes throughout the winters.
The Coreopsis leaves are visually very appealing on their own. This foliage can grow in a lush, clumpy bushy structure below the blossom. The leaves are more fern like and show variant displaying structures and form in various configurations. These are perfect for a carefree Garden as they are very fast growing, economical and require less attention as compared to other gardening plants.