This plant's blazing brightness and heat-loving, drought tolerant growth has made it one of the most well known native wildflowers. The genus name Coreopsis, derived from the Greek "koris," refers to the resemblance of the seeds to bedbugs. The flowers in this family have become especially well loved by the citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991. This plant likes almost any soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Coreopsis needs regular watering throughout it's early days, but is very drought tolerant when established. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the Spring or Summer, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification.
|Days to germination||10-15 days with Sunlight|
|Days to maturity||85-100|
|Plant time||October- July|
|Soil temperature||55-78 degrees F|
|Optimum soil P.H||6.0-7.5|
|Harvest||June through November|