Return to the Perennials Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Baby Sun Coreopsis Slow Grower?

Posted by Dinah9999 5 ( on
Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 1:30

I planted 3 baby sun coreopsis in mid-May. They are in full sun with well-drained soil and are watered every other day for 20 minutes from an overhead sprinkler system. It's part of a condo irrigation system so the time and frequency can't be changed.

They look healthy but are very slow growing and show no signs of blooming this year. Does this perennial normally reach full height and bloom the first year? My other coreopsis did (Zagreb and Moonbeam) so I'm wondering if this is normal.

Any hints, tips or info would be so appreciated.

Thank you! :-)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Baby Sun Coreopsis Slow Grower?

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 5:55

If they show no sign of blooming then they either already did before you got them (probably in the greenhouse) or were young plantlets this spring and will not mature till next year.
Their primary period of growth is before bloom.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Perennials Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here