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Coreopsis grandiflora Sunray * Tickseed

When it comes to all out color Coreopsis Sunray is hard to beat. At times there are more flowers than I  have patience for and because of this I ration how many of these that I will use in a landscape. It just takes too long to make them look good if you use too many. If you don't take off the flowers they stop blooming for the season. When I use them for highlights in sunny locations and keep their numbers within reason this is an excellent source for summer color. I cut them back nearly to the ground in the winter. In coastal gardens they can get mildew. I cut them back as if it were winter and often get a second show.

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Coreopsis Sunray