Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains Coreopsis

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Plains Coreopsis is a native annual wildflower growing to 4 feet but usually shorter. It prefers full sun in mesic, sandy, well-drained soils but tolerates loam, clay loam and even clay.

During the blooming period, Plains Coreopsis produces showy flower heads in abundance.

Great for first year color and use in erosion prone conditions. Even though it's considered an annual, it can re-seed itself sometimes up to 2 growing seasons. There are 100,000 seeds per ounce of Plains Coreopsis. A little goes a long way!

Originally from the tall grass prairie regions, it is currently found throughout the United States.

How To Plant Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

Direct sow seeds into prepared soil in late fall once soil temps are below 50 degrees (usually mid to late November). Can also be planted in winter during natural freeze/thaw cycles and early spring. Plant shallow, no deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep and lightly rake to work seed in. Plant in partial shade to full sun. Typically produces blooms the first growing season. It is an annual species and will need to be replanted every growing season.

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

Product Details

Flower Color: Yellow

Height: 1 to 4 Feet

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils

Bloom Time: June through August

Plant Type: Annual, Biennial, Perennial

Stratification: None

Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies

Product Code: COR02F