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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Sunray is a compact, long blooming selection of the native tickseed. The showy double golden-yellow flowers are continuous over the summer when deadheaded. It thrives with heat and, sun and requires a well-drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Tips For Growing Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Coreopsis (Tickseed) are long-blooming native wildflowers that are easy-to-grow and provide ample nectar for butterflies. They're resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.
Coreopsis can be divided into two groups that have different growing requirements: Coreopsis grandiflora and Coreopsis verticiliata (Threadleaf Tickseed) cultivars and hybrids.
1. Coreopsis grandiflora types (Tickseed) - these cultivars are generally grown from seed and are a short-lived perennial (3 to 4 years).
Preferred growing conditions:
2. Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf tickseed) and hybrids - These are long-lived perennials that spread by rhizomes to form wide, dense growing clumps.
Threadleaf tickseed plants are often late to wake in spring from dormancy, so don't worry when other neighboring perennials wake up first.
Garden care for all types of Coreopsis:
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Dogs don't bother it!
from Santa Fe, NM
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Comments about High Country Gardens Coreopsis grandiflora Sunray:
Sunray was big and beautiful the first summer (2016) after planting. I have pea gravel mulch in my backyard because my 3 dogs don't dig in it. Not all plants do well with sun-baked hot rocks around them. Fortunately, Sunray performed beautifully with a lot of flowers. I deadheaded which prolonged bloom time. My dogs didn't bother it either. Great xeric plant!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Pima, AZ
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Adds a bright spots in my garden.
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Great for hot sunny places!
from West Pennsylvania
Coreopsis is great for sunny spaces without a lot of water. The soil doesn't have to be the best either. No need to water frequently, usually normal rainfall is enough. I planted sunray years ago and still have wonderful bunches of flowers every year. Because they are low they are great in the front of my garden.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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