Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Plains Coreopsis

Coreopsis tinctoria
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Environment: Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
feet

Spread:

1 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 1 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 1 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Great plant for sunny, hard to water areas. Long season of bloom.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun and well drained soil are best. Grows naturally in glades and sandy soil, often in disturbed ground. Once established these plants will not need additional watering! These annuals will reseed as long as there is some open, bare soil in the location. The plants will rebloom after they finish if they are cut back half way and receive adequate moisture.
Basic Description

A bright annual that flowers from June to Sept. Lots of very showy yellow flowers with red centers are produced on fairly large branched plants. Central disk is brown. Flowers are usually 1″ across. Leaves are deeply divided into narrow leaflets and about 4″long. Two moth caterpillars feed on the plants.

Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower

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