Coreopsis (Tickseed / Moombeam)
Coreopsis - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information
Colours - Coral Bells can now be found in shades of purple, rose, lime green, gold and variegations in between.
Flowering period - Blooms from early summer until autumn.
Features - A familiar source of warm color in the garden. Forms a spreading clump of very delicate, ferny foliage. This outstanding selection bears loads of starry creamy-yellow daisies. Provides an abundance of brightly coloured blooms all season long.
Spacing - Plant 18" apart (45 cm)
Height - Grows 18" tall (45 cm)
Soil and water - Grows in fertile, well drained soil. Water thoroughly allowing soil to dry between waterings.
Light requirements - Plant in full or part sun.
Best use - A reliable choice for broders, containers and rock gardens. Terrific plant for butterfly gardens. Excellent for cutting.
Growing tips - Remove faded blooms to encourage budding. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, once established. Tolerates heat and humidity. Easily divided in early spring. Hardy to USDA zone 3 to 8.
Planning your garden
For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan
• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)
• Arrange plants according to their height
• Arrange according to plant form and texture
• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming
• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations
Select an autumn flower
Click on a flower from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.