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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Other: flowers have five petals; cut plants back almost all the way to the ground after flowering
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Self-seeding
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: Take semi-ripe cuttings during the late summer when growth has slowed and plant stems have become firmer.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-26
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Location: Breezy Knees garden, York, UKDate: 2020-06-20
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-13
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-07-17
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-18
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Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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Comments:
Posted by Pistil (Lake Stevens, WA - Zone 8a) on Feb 6, 2017 1:33 PM

Very drought tolerant. Loved by bees. It does flop after flowering, so I just cut it to the ground and let it grow up again. The new leaves look nice and don't flop. Mine is planted in clay in full sun in Seattle.

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Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Nov 27, 2012 8:24 PM

All parts of the plant are very hairy. Said to be a sterile hybrid between G. platypetalum and G. ibericum subsp. ibericum; time and place of its origin are unknown (P. Yeo, Hardy Geraniums).

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Coreopsis - how many years will it come back? by Gschnettler Jun 2, 2018 3:54 PM 11

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