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COREOPSIS Tinctoria Mixture

Annual - One Season Plant - Height 12 inches

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Bright yellow and maroon flowers bloom over a long period. It is also know as Calliopsis or Plains Coreopsis. Useful in low borders where a semi-wild look is desired. Tolerant of drought and poor soils it grows quickly and easily from seed.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seed in place in spring after danger of severe frost has passed. Barely cover seed with light soil or firm into soil with the back of your hand.

SPACING & THINNING: Carefully thin young seedlings when about 2 inches tall to about 8 inches apart. Plants do not transplant well.

GERMINATION: 7 to 1 0 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Water only when dry, after plant is established. Keep spent flowers picked for prolonged blooming. Can be sown in fall in areas with mild winters.


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