coreopsis/tickseed


Coreopsis is a genus with approximately 100 species, both annual and perennial and this plant is considered a herbaceous perennial.
Conditions for maximum growth and health should be soil that has good drainage and prefers sandy soil which makes it a good coastal plant. Sun is the word for this plant (6 or more hrs.) to be happy and once it becomes established (takes one year) little water or fertilizer is needed.

Seeds can be started directly into the soil once the temperature of the ground has warmed up to 70 degrees or better yet purchase your starts from a garden center for immediate blooms. Propagation can be done by division in the Spring or the Fall.. allow the plant to go to seed in the fall and it will self sow.

coreopsis

.To keep the plant blooming all season long remember to remove spent flowers. Today many newer hybrids are available in a multitude of colors.



Season of Bloom
summer
Height
18" to 3' height, near equal spread.
Flower Color
yellows
Soil
Sun, well drained (dry) soil.
Exposure
full sun
Propagation
Propagation can be done by division in the Spring or the Fall.

blue star
Amsonia



One of our most beautiful native species, Amsonia makes a delicate display from the mountains to the coast. The light blue flowers are followed by elongated, pod-like fruits containing hard black seeds which can be used for propagation. Grows well in the average garden soil, it prefers moist, well drained, loamy ones. Can grow in fairly dry soils.

blue star

To make the plant appear more neat and dense, cut back to about 4-6 inches after flowering.
Grows naturally on moist banks and woods. Grows in most of the Eastern States. Blue blooms mid to late spring. Most effective when massed.
The species name commemorates the 16th-century German herbalist Jakobus Theodorus Tabernaemontanus. Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 Great Plants for American Gardens.
  • deer resistant
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • native to North America - Eastern U.S.A.




Season of Bloom
Spring
Height
12-36 inches
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Flower Color
pale blue
Soil
well drained,moist
Exposure
full sun to partial shade
Propagation
division,spring or fall,cuttings,Propagate by seed, cuttings, division or separation. Divide in spring or fall while plants are dormant.

Take stem cuttings in late spring or early summer.
Seed requires 4 to 6 weeks of cold treatment for good germination.
Sow in containers in cold frame in fall or spring.