Plants for the Southwest
Plains Coreopsis is a stunning and profusely blooming wild flower that is ideal for the hot and dry conditions of a southwest garden. 2" yellow and red flowers cover branching plants that grow up to 36" tall.
Plains Coreopsis enjoy full sun and can tolerate dry conditions and poor soil. They are a favorite of many native pollinators.
When blooms begin to fade, deadhead them to encourage new growth. Thin out plants when they become 2" tall.
As with many wildflowers, Plains Coreopsis will readily reseed itself in an area where they are happy.
Because our seeds are harvested by hand, without the use of machines, there may be a small amount of plant matter present in the seed packets.
To start indoors you can plant Coreopsis indoors 6-8 weeks before you transplant it outdoors after the last killing frost. You can also directly sow your seeds into the ground after the last frost when the soil has become workable.
Whether you are transplanting or directly sowing, choose a well lit area with well-draining soil.
Coreopsis seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting.
Once all weeds are removed, plant your Coreopsis seeds 1/2"" deep and lightly cover them with soil or lightly press them in. These seeds need sunlight to germinate so make sure you don't fully cover them.
Originally founded as a landscaping project to create habitat for hummingbirds, Dry Heat Gardens is a small gardening company providing plants and seeds for Southwest gardens. Everything is grown on our property and harvested by hand. To protect our hummingbirds and all of our backyard friends, we never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.
Our home garden is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Every day begins with watering, weeding, pruning, seed collecting and product photography. Every seed and plant that we sell has proven itself to thrive in our hot and dry desert conditions. We never resell plants or seeds from 3rd party suppliers.
We carry flowering trees such as the Desert Willow and Bird of Paradise; both annual and perennial flowers such as Cosmos, Zinnias, Marigolds, Hollyhocks and Bearded Irises.
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Head of Cultivation
I am DeAnna Vincent, professional photographer and lifetime gardener. In 2017, my husband Johnpaul and I purchased five acres of property in Los Lunas, New Mexico and I immediately set about creating a backyard sanctuary to attract hummingbirds. My project was very successful and not only did I create a wonderful habitat for hummingbirds but I also had a yard full of beautiful plants producing copious quantities of seeds. The abundance of seeds became the inspiration for starting a gardening company and Dry Heat Gardens was born!