Coreopsis 'Rising Sun' is unique in a couple of ways. First, it begins blooming weeks earlier than other varieties of Coreopsis. Then there's the flower itself. Coreopsis 'Rising Sun' has semi-double fringed golden flowers with a red dot at the base of each petal, giving it the name of 'Rising Sun'. The 2 inch flowers are relatively large for a Coreopsis. Semi-double yellow blooms have a red fleck in the centre of each petal.Excellent for borders, and attractive to butterflies. Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner. Rising sun presents a color breakthrough in double flowered Coreopsis. This outstanding perennial variety produces masses of golden yellow flowers. USDA Zone 4-9.
How to Grow Coreopsis From Seeds
- Coreopsis may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden in summer, or grown from potted plants.
- Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before outdoor planting time, Sow ½ inches deep in seed-starting formul
- Keep the soil moist at 70-75 degrees F, Seedlings emerge in 15-20 days
- provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller.
- Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
- Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
- If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
- Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding. Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock