AAS and Fleuroselect Gold Medal Award Winner. A very popular and easy to grow perennial that requires little care and maintenance. Look for lots of large, fluffy flowers of rich golden yellow with 45 cm (18") long, sturdy stems. Excellent in the border and for cutting. Flowers retain their colour well when dried. Also listed as Coreopsis lanceolata by some growers. Sowings of this variety as late as March will still often bloom in the first summer. Typically, blooming begins 100 days after sowing. Benefits from morning shade. Hardy to Zone 3.
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How To Grow
350 seeds/gram. Sow directly outdoors or 10 weeks early indoors for early summer flowering the first year. Sow outdoors anytime April to June or again in August and early September for flower in the following year. Thin seedlings to 30 cm (12") apart in the garden. Self-seeds very easily when established. Divide older plants every 3 to 4 years. Germinates in 10-12 days at 21 C (70 F). After that, grow-on under lights at a cooler temperature of 12 C (50 F) before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny spot in the garden.
Blooming Season Begins
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer
Days to Emergence
10 to 12
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Medium %2830 to 45 cm%29%2812 to 18%22%29
Degree of Difficulty
Massing in sunny hot areas.