Baby Sun Coreopsis
One of the most carefree perennials you can grow, Baby Sun is covered with an abundance of 1 1/2" blooms for much of the summer. You will harvest armfuls of golden flowers that are touched by a dark maroon center. Grows 2' and enjoys a sunny spot in the garden.
Perennial, Zones 3-9
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
Height and Width: 18-24” 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.