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Designer Threads™ Golden Needles Coreopsis

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 20 Inches
  • Mature Spread 20 - 22 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Golden Needles Coreopsis is the latest release in the Designer Threads™ collection of Coreopsis. Golden Needles has all of the good looks of classic tickseed while being exceptionally tolerant of mildew. The bright sunny flowers have a clean maroon center to add depth to this broadly petaled perennial. Its threadlike foliage adds fine texture to a space, and the flowers draw in beneficial pollinators. 

Coreopsis makes a great addition to established pollinator gardens, cottage gardens, or other naturalized spots in your landscape. The straight stems are good for cut flowers and dried flower arrangements. Plant a few of these herbaceous perennials near a kitchen garden to lure pollinators and boost your edible produce yields. The compact and mounded shape of Golden Needles works well as a filler plant for seasonal mixed containers or even hanging baskets and window boxes, producing many weeks of color. Use Coreopsis as a medium-height ground cover in areas with moderate to high deer browsing. Any damage from the deer will quickly grow back.

Designer Threads™ Golden Needles Coreopsis Care

Coreopsis is probably the easiest perennial to grow. This plant seems to grow itself. Choose a location in full sun. At least 6 hours of direct sun will guarantee the best flowering and color. Well-drained soil of any pH supports vigorous growth. 

Apply a granular, slow-release fertilizer in early spring as the new shoots appear. Mulch with an organic material like finely shredded arborist chips or leaves to help suppress weed growth and aid in moisture retention. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses will help to keep the foliage dry while directing water to the root area. 

Traditional deadheading of each spent flower is not needed. Instead, encourage a second (or third or fourth) flush of blooms by shearing the plants back by half as the first flush of blooms begins to die. This spurs another round of bushy growth and many more flowers. 

All top growth dies back to the soil after a hard freeze. Annual clean-up of Coreopsis is best done in the spring as the new growth just starts to peek through. Leaving the spent growth over the winter helps to mark the plant and protect it from accidental damage. 

Designer Threads™ Golden Needles Coreopsis Spacing

Plant each Coreopsis 20-22 inches apart in a garden border. The plant will reach a height and spread of at least 20 inches. Coreopsis grows well in containers with at least a 12-inch diameter for a single plant.

Designer Threads™ Golden Needles Coreopsis Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 20 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 22 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 22 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Red, Yellow
Flower Description: Golden with Maroon eye
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Common Name: Designer Threads Golden Needles Coreopsis
Other Name(s): Threadleaf Coreopsis, Whorled Coreopsis
Scientific Name: Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Needles'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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