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Questions About Coreopsis Plants

Asked by
rick_b38 on
August 2, 2017
Carson, Ca. 90746

Q. Coreopsis

I just planted some coreopsis and I would like to know how often to water them. The temp. is supposed to be in the high 80’s – low 90’s the rest of the week.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 3, 2017
A.

For the first 5 days, provide shade from afternoon sun. This can be done by inserting stakes/sticks into the ground and covering with a paper or leaf bag. The roots need time to settle in before they can cope with severe heat. These are drought tolerant plants but any perennial needs regular moisture its first summer. That may be every 3 days for the first week or two and then weekly afterward.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2018

Q. Perennials start in spring

In September last year we planted several perennials in a new bed – coreopsis (Li’l Bang Daybreak) and ice plants (Fire Spinner). We live in Medina, Oh – marked for zone 6a. Both plants do not yet show any sign of growth (4/27/17) and I’m wondering if we’ve lost them or can I expect them to yet shoot up. Thanks foryour help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 28, 2018
Certified Expert
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Coreposis and Fire Spinner ice plant are both winter-hardy in your zone, so the cold alone wouldn't have killed them, but there could be another problem with the site. Ice plants prefer dry sites, since they are succulents. An overly wet or shady spot, or especially a wet winter, could kill them. Here is more about ice plant care:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/ice-plant/growing-hardy-ice-plant.htm

Full sun and well-drained soil are also best for coreopsis, but it is a more durable plant, so it may still show up later in spring.

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Asked by
caglenn1973 on
May 8, 2018
Clarendon,TX 79226

Q. Perennials

When can I expect my coreopsis to begin greening up and blooming after winter?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 8, 2018
A.

I am in Michigan and my Moonbeam coreopsis is about 1/2 inch tall. It is in full sun. The plant dies back to the ground in winter so all above ground stems are sheared in early spring. If you are speaking about one of the larger coreopsis plants, they should be up by now up to zone 4. Look for seedlings as this plant, depending on the variety, self-sows freely. Coreopsis do not like the temperature dips of early spring so they wait until the weather has settled before emerging. If you care to repost with which coreopsis you grow and where you live, we'll try to be more specific.

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Asked by
sweetpea953 on
May 15, 2018
76063

Q. Petals pulled off or eaten on plants

What is eating the petals off my Gold and Bronze Coreopsis and Shasta Daisy’s?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 16, 2018
Certified Expert
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That can be hard to say without seeing the pest responsible. There are several things that you can do to prevent this from happening, though. Many natural solutions are very effective against a broad range of insects.

This collection of articles will give you ideas on how to make your own pest control, along with many other very useful tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic

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Asked by
Mickbitt on
May 27, 2018
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Q. What does a lanceleaf plant look like?

How tall does it grow?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 27, 2018
A.

Lance leaf is one of the common leaf shapes and does not refer to a specific plant. It means a narrow leaf that comes to a point like the end of a spear or lance. Some cultivars or hybrids have varying leaf shapes so "lanceleaf" is used as a descriptor to separate it from its cousins. One example is lance leaf coreopsis. Do you have the name of the plant in question?

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Asked by
rhancock756 on
August 24, 2018
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Q. How often should I prune coreopsis?

I want to ensure that my coreopsis are correctly pruned for next spring’s growth.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 24, 2018
A.

Where I live, coreopsis dies back to the ground in winter. No pruning is necessary. Maybe I'm not understanding your question. Please do another post and list where you live and what type of coreopsis you have.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coreopsis/coreopsis-overwintering.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coreopsis/growing-coreopsis-flowers.htm

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Asked by
steve274 on
June 13, 2019
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Q. Is it possible to divide Coreopsis and if so, when should this be done?

The coreopsis plant is the ‘Sunshine’ variety.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
June 13, 2019
Certified Expert
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This is best done in early spring. They usually reseed each year, so there will be plenty to choose from. If you would like to take a tip cutting, take the tip of the plant before it flowers, and root it in rooting hormone and perlite, or other rooting media.

This article will help you to grow these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/coreopsis/growing-coreopsis-flowers.htm

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