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Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Posted by Blackdesertwind none (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 10, 13 at 13:29

I purchased some coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset,' my favorite! They were in bloom at the time (1st pic). I planted them in garden soil and the blooms lasted about 2 weeks. I was deadheading them as the blooms died. Now the new buds won't open even after waiting weeks (the last pic). I wonder why. Anyone knows what I could do?

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This post was edited by Blackdesertwind on Sat, Aug 10, 13 at 15:04


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Here are the buds that won't bloom.


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

It's just takes a little more time bloom. I can see these buds still have some maturing to go.


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The buds don't seem to be maturing though after all that time.


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

could be what's called bud balling. It's unclear exactly what causes that problem but cool wet weather is one of the reasons. Just water in the evening and not during hot sunny days. I would suggest fertilizing but that's not what you should do in the height of the summer sun....

All you can do is be patient and hope it improves.


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

These were planted in a new flower bed so the soil is fertile enough and I water only as needed early in the morning and late in the evening when needed.
They are not soaked but did not dry out either.
I never water in mid day except for potted plants.


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Are they in full sun? I have problems with a few of my coreopsis cultivars not opening or not blooming enough, but I think in my case, it is not enough sun.


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Yes they are in full sun...as of today those buds still did not bloom :(


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RE: Trouble with my coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'

Its probably more to do with having been transplanted that stunted growth for now... Just be patient.. it may not bloom at all this season but it will by next season.. Keep the roots healthy. These things happen.


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