These free-bear large, Marigold-like blooms on long . They are good for and will succeed in most situations, but does not like heavy clay and produces few in shady conditions. Tall-growing varieties should be staked and faded blooms removed regularly. The colour range is limited-the are yellow with red or brown in various combinations.
VARIETIES: TheCoreopsis is sometimes listed as Calliopsis in the catalogues. The species C. tinctoria has given rise to a number of garden varieties – ‘Dwarf Dazzler’ has become the favourite one (1 ft. crimson flowers with broad golden edges). C. drummondli has the popular variety ‘Golden Crown’ (2 ft. golden flowers with deep red centres).
SITE AND SOIL: Thrives best in light or medium soil. Choose a sunny spot.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 1 or 2 ft.
Spacing: 1 ft.
Flowering period: July-September.
PROPAGATION: Sowin April where they are to flower. Thin to required spacing.
C. drummondii ‘Golden Crown’