Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Tall Coreopsis

Coreopsis tripteris
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

46 to
60
inches

Spread:

24 to
inches
Size
Height: 46 to
60
inches
Spread: 24 to
inches
Size
Height: 46 to
60
inches
Spread: 24 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Sunny garden borders, prairie or savanna restorations.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Tolerates wide array of soil and moisture types. If desired, trim back 50% in late April to reduce height.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant
Basic Description

Large heads of typical bright yellow Tickseed flowers and held up tall on well branched upright plants 2 to 4′ but potentially up to 8′ in right conditions. A spectacular show from midsummer to early fall. The flowers are 1-2″ wide with 6-10 petal like ray flowers with a brown center, the scent is anise. Leaves are deeply divided resembling the been family (Fabaceae) leaf veins have a similar arrangement to the rays of a birds feather. A great plant to use as a backdrop for smaller plants. Seedheads provide interest in the winter. Found in moist to mesic praries often in deep soils and open woods, adaptable.Native Environment: Prairie, Savanna/Woodland

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