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Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains coreopsis, Calliopsis)

Coreopsis tinctoria

Botanical Name:    Coreopsis tinctoria

Common Name(s):    Plains coreopsis, Calliopsis

Family:    Asteraceae

Genus:    Coreopsis

Species:    Tinctoria

Plant Type:    Annual

Height:    1-3 ft.(30-90 cm)

Spread:    0.5-1 ft. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Time:    June to September

Bloom Color(s):    Yellow, Brown

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    Southern United States


Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains coreopsis, Calliopsis) is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. native to the southern United States. The stems are medium green and glabrous.  It is an annual plant that grows to 1-3 ft.(30-90 cm) tall by 0.5-1 ft. (15-30 cm) wide. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from Jun to October. Flower are yellow, orange, red. 1-1.5 in (2.5-4 cm) in diameter,  Flowers are yellow flowers with maroon centers, each flower-head has 6-12 ray florets with reddish brown centers. The leaves are up to 6" long and 4" across, medium green.  They are simple or double-pinnate, and glabrous. The leaflets are linear, linear-lanceolate, or linear-oblanceolate. grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. 

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun

Water:    Dry to medium

Soil:    dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil

Propagation:    Propagate by seeds