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Coreopsis Little Bird

Scientific Name : Coreopsis hybrida
Common Name : Tickseed
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 6 - 14" (15 - 36cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : True dwarf with yellow flowers and dense, narrow foliage.
Idea & Tips : Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, although it will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
Grower Information
  • Significant advancement in dwarf and rounded habit makes this a great container plant.
  • True dwarf with rounded habit.
  • Yellow flowers and dense, narrow foliage.
  • Stays in place in the landscape.
Protection InformationPP26,108
(Flowering Only License)
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000 ppm IBA
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinch once in the liner stage and once after transplant for best results.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      Days: 55 to 80°F (13 to 27°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Long day obligate
      Allow media to dry evenly between watering.
      Maintain constant fertilization at 150 to 200 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Manage soil moisture to avoid root diseases. Keep good air movement to control powdery mildew. Aphids
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 13-15 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 15-17 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 19-22 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      June to September

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