Ask a Question forum: Coreopsis - done for the year?

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Name: Gary
Cincinnati Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Gschnettler
Aug 14, 2016 5:07 AM CST
My coreopsis was great this year, but now it's not really flowering anymore. Is that normal or should I be deadheading it or something? Not really sure what to do with it right now. I live in zone 6.




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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 14, 2016 5:05 PM CST
Yep, done for the year. You can cut them back to get rid of the ugly seed heads (and keep them from multiplying).
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 14, 2016 5:17 PM CST
It looks like Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'? If so it is supposedly sterile and doesn't self-seed. I've never had it self-seed here. It would be an awful task to deadhead it and it looks like there are a few buds left to open. You could try trimming the higher spent blooms with shears to tidy it up while missing as many unopened buds as you can.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 14, 2016 6:20 PM CST
I wasn't deadheading. Just cutting it down so it doesn't look so terrible. The few buds left aren't worth the hastle.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 14, 2016 6:40 PM CST
DaisyI said:I wasn't deadheading. Just cutting it down so it doesn't look so terrible. The few buds left aren't worth the hastle.


Gary asked if he should be dead-heading.

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