Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) in the Tickseeds Database

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Botanical names:
Coreopsis tinctoria Accepted
Coreopsis cardaminefolia Synonym
Coreopsis stenophylla Synonym
Coreopsis tinctoria var. atkinsoniana Synonym
Coreopsis tinctoria var. imminuta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 12 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and maroon.
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Dye production
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 3, 2012 6:40 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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