Coreopsis, Plains

Plant Height 1-3 Ft.
Seed Count 1,500,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Coreopsis tinctoria
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period June-September
Flower Color Yellow
Pollinator Value Good


A hardy upright annual native to the Southern United States that has spread throughout much of North America. Leaves are finely divided, occurring mostly in the lower portion of the plant. A prodigious bloomer, having vibrant yellow flowers with maroon centers. Prefers full sun in various soil types. An ideal plant for areas that have poor drainage or remain soggy for an extended period of time. Plains Coreopsis has an average planting success of 80 percent and grows to a heigh of 1-3 feet. It blooms between May and August.

USES: Ditches, low lying areas, mixes. Often forms large colonies in ditches along roadsides.

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