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Plains Coreopsis - Coreopsis tinctoria



Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) is a charming annual wildflower that thrives in full sun and well-drained soils, making it well-suited for naturalized areas, meadows, and gardens with poor soil conditions. This native plant features bright yellow flowers with maroon or red centers, resembling miniature sunflowers. The blooms appear profusely from early summer to fall, attracting butterflies, bees, and other pollinators with their abundant nectar and pollen.

Plains Coreopsis grows up to 2 feet tall and forms airy, bushy clumps of finely divided leaves. It is known for its resilience and ability to thrive in dry, hot climates once established. As a wildflower, it plays an essential role in supporting local ecosystems by providing food and habitat for wildlife. Plains Coreopsis is also valued for its use in cut flower arrangements and as a natural dye plant due to its vibrant colors.

In landscaping, Plains Coreopsis adds a splash of cheerful color to prairie-style gardens, rock gardens, and mixed borders. It requires minimal maintenance and self-seeds readily, making it a practical choice for low-maintenance landscapes focused on sustainability and native plantings.


Plains Coreopsis - Coreopsis tinctoria

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  • Zone: 2-11

    Spread: 1-1.5 ft.

    Height: 2-4 ft.

    Sun: Full sun

    Water: Dry to average

    Attracts: Butterflies

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