American Dream Coreopsis
Native to North America, this low-spreading grower has beautiful cool-pink daisy flowers and lime green, light and airy foliage. Blooms throughout summer and offers a multitude of benefits to gardeners, repels deer and rabbits, draws in native pollinators, spreads naturally in cottage, native, and meadow-type gardens, and even approves of being grown in planters and containers. Grows to 10-15” Zones 4-9.
Perennial, zones 4-9
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75 ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost date, 12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost date
Growth Habit: Mounding, spreading
Height and Width: 10-15” x 18-24”
Spacing: 12-18” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loamy, rocky to average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms start in the early summer of the second year but often blooms the first season when start early indoors.
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, borders, and cottage gardens, containers and planters, rock gardens, deer and rabbit resistant, attracts beneficials
Care: Low maintenance, minimal care required, drought-tolerant. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production.