Crazy Cayenne Coreopsis
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Coreopsis. So easy to grow and making an enormous statement in the mid-summer garden, Crazy Cayenne is absolutely loaded with dramatic fiery-orange flowers. Touches of golden yellow on the undersides of the petals and at the edges only adds to the drama. This is one of those foolproof perennials that never disappoints. Height 15-18". 2.5" plug.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 16.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 15.45 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 14.65 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 13.75 / pkg|
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
Coreopsis is not fussy about soil and will bloom exuberantly under a variety of conditions. Well-drained soils are best. Suitable for the front, middle, and back of the border. Full sun brings out the best in Coreopsis, especially in well-drained soils. Soak bulbs in warm water for 2-3 hours before planting. Set tubers with tops 4-6" below the soil surface 12" apart. Apply a light application of granular 10-10-10 fertilizer or side-dress with compost and organic amendments when new growth appears. Water newly planted Coreopsis regularly if spring rains are sporadic.
Masses of flowers are produced for long periods, especially if plants are consistently deadheaded. These drought-tolerant perennials offer up cheerful blooms excellent for cutting and are of easy culture. Water during drought, but Coreopsis is quite drought-tolerant once established. Daily deadheading, while onerous, will reward the gardener with almost continuous bloom. To achieve an attractive plant and possible rebloom in autumn, shear plants back by a few inches as flowering slows down in late July. Do not prune back all the way for the winter, as stems left standing will protect the crowns.
Divide plants every three years in spring or early fall to maintain vigour. Simply dig a wide, shallow hole and set the spidery thing inside horizontally, covering with an inch of soil. Gravity will prevail, and the plant will send roots down and shoots up. Pests/Diseases: Healthy, vigorous plants under good culture are rarely bothered by insects; wash off light infestations of aphids with a forceful water spray. Diseases are also rare, especially in well-drained soils. If soils are too wet, the crowns may rot.