CHECK CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR BIO REGION. NOTES HERE ARE FOR THE PACIFIC NORTH WEST.
Start seeds indoors in March or direct sow after last frost.
Wood chip base in spring,
trim back flowering stalk at year end. Leave leaf base.
do not over fertilize — more blooms in poor soil.
General practice: Harvest blooms often to promote more blooming.
Pick 40-50% of flowers but leave others as bee forage.
Flowers begin to bloom and can be harvested for natural dyes.
July, August, September, October:
Flowers can be harvested until October when plant can be harvested for dyes.
The flowers and leaves can be used to create a yellow/gold/orange or red dye.
Dichotomous key of the species of coreopsis.
Central Canada/US, including eastern Britsh Columbia.
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