amciver918
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Tickseed Sunray

I've got a Yellow Tickseed sunray, doing OK----30% of blooms seem to "Burn" and never blossom. Is this normal? Plant has plenty of blooms, seems very healty, bessides some buds never reaching full bloom. Any pointers? In Baltimore, Md-- water everyday, fertilize every other week.

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bullthistle
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Coreopsis doesn't need water everyday and fertilize twice a year. It could be too much fertilizer that is weakening the plant preventing it from following through. Normally it doesn't need that much attention except in the winter to prevent it from drying out in a dry winter.

amciver918
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Thanks so much for the input, I'll back off on the watering and fertilizer and see what the remainder of the summer season brings---

Thanks again :wink:

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