Desert Coral, also known as Tickseed, is a perennial flowering plant native to North America. Terra Nova developed this hybrid variety for its compact habit and unique coloring. This flower is mounding at just 9-11" tall and 14" wide, with peach and coral red flowers that bloom from June through October. Perennial in zone 6-10, Desert Coral attracts pollinators and flourishes in full sun with moderate water. Cheery flowers offer long-lasting bright color without deadheading. Coreopsis is well-suited to mass plantings, landscape borders, mixed garden beds, and containers. Grow this plant alongside Citrine for a distinctive color combination.
Desert Coral Selling Tips
Sell Desert Coral to customers looking for a long-blooming perennial for mass planting or to add to a landscape border or container. Coreopsis offers many benefits, including low-maintenance care, no need for deadheading, good cold-hardiness to zone 6, and attractive flowers and foliage. This plant attracts pollinators with peach and coral-red flowers from June through October, flourishing in full sun. This variety's compact habit is particularly well-suited to containers. Grow this plant alongside Echinacea and Campanula.
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1. Space plants 18" apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
2. Water regularly during the first year as the plant establishes a healthy root system. This plant requires only occasional water or more often in dry weather.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Desert Coral, plant one rooted liner per 4-inch or gallon container or two per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.8, EC of .75-1.0, light feed (100-150 ppm), and temperatures of 60-70 daytime and 55-60 nighttime. This plant requires obligate long days at 6,000-8,000 fc to bloom. Pinch once at transplant. This plant doesn't require PGRs. You may see aphids, thrips, scales, and whiteflies, and this plant can be prone to mildew.
Peach and coral-red flowers bloom from June through October.
Pinch once at transplant.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight pentration the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, thrips, whiteflies, and scales.
This plant can be prone to powdery mildew. Take preventative measures in your greenhouse.
1. Water at the base of each plant in the morning and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
2. Space containers for airflow and sunlight penetration.
3. Grow plant in full sun.
4. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans.
Planting Desert Coral Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch or gallon container or two plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container or evenly spaced.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Coreopsis Desert Coral Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 6-10|