Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)

Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)
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Plains Coreopsis

Plains Coreopsis

Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) is one of Americas most loved annuals and one of the easiest to grow. It is a large colony forming plant that is native to the Southern US although it has spread throughout much of North America. It is also the official state flower of Florida. This colorful and hardy upright annual is a impressive bloomer. While flower colors vary they tend to be a visually stunning buttery-yellow with brilliant maroon centers. The flowers bloom from summer to fall. The leaves, which can be up to 6 inches long and 4 inches wide, are green in color, finely divided and occur mainly on the lower portions of the plant. Plains Coreopsis is an easy plant to grow and attains a height between 2 and 3 feet and should be planted in the spring or fall. They require full sun although they are tolerant of a sun-shade combination and will grow in a variety of soils. They are an ideal plant where soils are poorly drained or remain sodden for extended periods. After reaching a height of around 12 inches brown colored buds will begin to appear on the seedlings and shortly thereafter will begin blooming It is an ideal plant for cutting with each stem adding a colorful array of small flowers to any floral arrangement. [table “” not found /]

Plains Coreopsis at a Glance
TypeLightSeed DepthSeed SpacingDays to SproutPlant SpacingPlant Height
AnnualFull Sun1/4"Scatter8-1212-15"24-36"
Seeds per Pound 1,400,000Seeding Rate 1 ozs per 3000 sq ft
Plains Coreopsis Close Up

Plains Coreopsis Close Up

Plains Coreopsis- a slightly different view of the flower

Plains Coreopsis- a slightly different view of the flower

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