Coreopsis - Baby Sun / Size 1
Baby Sun Coreopsis / Tickseed

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Product Code: CORSUN1

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun'

Overall Description

Baby Sun is a compact cultivar of Coreopsis ( Tickseed ) with large ( 2" diameter ) bright yellow, semi-double flowers that somewhat resemble that of a Marigold. The vibrant yellow flowers have a slightly darker, more golden colored center with small red markings, and bloom heavily beginning in mid spring, and lasting all through summer.......sometimes into early fall. Blooming can be enhanced & prolonged through the removal of old, expired flower heads ( called deadheading )

The common name for Coreopsis in some areas of the country is Tickseed, due to the remarkable resemblance of the seeds of this species to that of a tick, or small bug. Coreopsis is a very hardy perennial that can easily adapt to less than perfect soil conditions, but prefers a nice sunny location with soil that drains fairly well. As mentioned above, Baby Sun is a specially developed cultivar that is known for its nice, tight, compact growth habit, and excellent blooming capabilities. It is drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and will readily adapt to shallow, rocky soil types with little to no problem at all.

Baby Sun Coreopsis makes a great border plant, does well on group / mass plantings, and is extremely low maintenance. Can also be grown in a container for use on decks, patios, balconies, etc. If you need a serious splash of bright yellow color to a specific area in your garden or landscape, you really need to give this flowering perennial strong consideration. It really is a great, easy to grow plant!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 18" tall ( flower stalks can extend to 24" height )

--Mature Width : 18" wide ( can occasionally spread through self seeding if allowed )

--Growth Rate :

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9 ( suggest to cover with layer of mulch, leaves etc during winter months in zones 4 & 5 for extra protection )

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - best color and blooming displayed in full sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained. Mulching is strongly recommended to help hold in soil moisture for a good strong root system - especially for the first year or so until well established. Will readily adapt to a wide range of soils, so long as drainage is decent

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Herbaceous perennial - elongated, slender green leaves are lobes towards the top portion of the plant, with lower foliage being slender & more straplike in appearance.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - prolific bloomer of 2" diameter, semi-double bright yellow flowers with a slightly darker, more golden colored center area. Flowers slightly resemble the shape & structure of a Marigold

--Diseases / Insects :
No serious pests or disease problems noted with this plant.

--Recommended Spacing :
18" - 20" apart is recommend for most mass plantings, otherwise spacing can be whatever is desired for the particular application intended.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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