Sunkiss offers first year bright yellow flowers with large deep red blotches. It is well-branched and floriferous, with an upright controlled habit, and excellent heat tolerance. Finishes in approx. 9-12 weeks. Height: 12-14", 14-16" spread.A color breakthrough in seed C. grandiflora: SunKiss is the brightest yellow with large red blotch available. Well branched, excellent heat tolerance and easy to grow. Blooms first year. 25 Seeds per Package.
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