Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Golden Tickseed Coreopsis Seed
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun||July and August||Yellow with Red Center||24 to 36 Inches||Dry to Average||12 to 30 Inches||Annual|
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|200||45 sq ft|
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|106,000||1,100 sq ft|
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|1,700,000||18,000 sq ft|
Coreopsis tinctoria, also called Plains Coreopsis or Golden Tickseed Coreopsis is a very popular ornamental plant growing 2 to 3 feet tall with numerous bright yellow flower heads with red centers. Plains Coreopsis thrives in well-drained soil and full sun or light shade. To provide transitional color plant in the butterfly or meadow garden to provide bright colors until the perennials mature and begin blooming.
Native Plains coreopsis wildflowers occur naturally in prairies, savannas, open dry rocky woods, and along roadsides from Minnesota and Manitoba to Washington, south to Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and introduced east to the Atlantic states. Seeds germinate without pretreatment.
Plains coreopsis, golden tickseed
This plant is used mainly for landscape beautification. It has potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides.
DescriptionCoreopsis tinctoria is an annual forb which usually germinates in late summer or fall and overwinters as a rosette (round, low growing group of leaves). The stems begin growing upward and branching in spring, reaching a height of up to 4 feet. The opposite leaves are deeply divided, with the upper leaf segments being very narrow. The flowering heads are numerous, 1-2 inches in diameter, and are yellow with a red-brown center.
Coreopsis tinctoria is adapted to many soil types. It grows best on a well-drained soil, but will not tolerate a very dry site. Natural stands are generally found on bottomland areas with ample moisture. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.
is distributed throughout the majority of the United States.
For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for
this species on the PLANTS Website.
A firm seedbed is required. Coreopsis tinctoria germinates best on a clean tilled site that has been firmed with a roller or finishing harrow before planting. Seed can also be planted into a closely mowed, chemically-killed, or burned sod area with a light disking or harrowing that scratches the soil surface. A layer of plant residue on the soil surface can interfere with seed germination. Broadcast or shallowly drill 1-2 grams per 100 square feet (1-2 lb/acre). Seed should be placed close to the soil surface. Cultipacking after planting will ensure good seed to soil contact. Seed will germinate soon after planting and remain as a rosette throughout the winter.
Plant growth and seed production are greatly improved by fertilization. Apply fertilizer according to soil test recommendations. If not available, a rate of 3.5-5.5 oz per 100 square feet (100-150 lb/acre) of 13-13-13 should be applied in the spring before flowering. Stands will reseed prolifically for several years, but will gradually decline without soil disturbance. Every two to three years, the site should be disked to control perennial weeds and promote calliopsis germination. If necessary, plants can be mowed in the spring before stem elongation begins. Stands that are not disked should be mowed in late summer, and a late fall mowing is also recommended.
The map below shows areas where native Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis wildflowers grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.
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complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
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