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Planting Instructions for Coreopsis:

Bloom Time:  Summer Light:  Full sun to part sun
Soil:  Average to rich, well-drained Moisture:  Some varieites like it dry but Coreopsis verticillata like even moisture
Planting Depth:  New shoots should be about 1/2 to 1" below the soil Spacing:  15 to 18" for smaller plants, 24 to 30" for large varieties

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. If condensation has formed on the inside of the bag, open and let it air out. Plant everything within a day or two.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Coreopsis in full sun to part sun in average to rich, well-draining soil. Most like relatively dry and well-drained conditions although threadleaf coreopsis prefers even moisture and are tolerant of heavy soils.

Moisture:  Coreopsis is relatively drought tolerant but will wilt to let you know when it is really dry. Water only as needed and let the soil dry out between watering. Threadleaf coreopsis likes a little more moisture, especially while actively growing, and is not tolerant of extended drought.

Spacing:  Plant about 15 to 18" apart although larger varieties can go 24 to 30" apart.

Depth:  Plant with the top of the crown/new shoots about 1/2 to 1" below soil level and mulch lightly after planting. The roots and crown should not be showing after planting.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich or loosen the soil, if needed, however Coreopsis is very adaptable to any soil. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole if desired. After planting you can water in once but then they shouldn't need to be watered again until after they are sprouted and actively growing. Then they really only need water if they wilt. Threadleaf coreopsis like C. 'Moonbeam' and C. 'American Dream' prefer consistent moisture when actively growing and just like moisture when dormant.

Landscape Uses:  Coreopsis is a great plant for the informal garden. Plant them with asters, iris, Gaillardia, Echinacea, phlox, Liatris, and shasta daisies. Threadleaf coreopsis looks great in the border with purple perennials such as Salvia, lavender, balloon flower, or Stokesia.

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