Coreopsis- Dwarf Plains (Coreopsis tinctoria) (Florida Native)
Coreopsis- Dwarf Plains (Coreopsis tinctoria) (Florida Native)

Coreopsis- Dwarf Plains (Coreopsis tinctoria) (Florida Native)

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Coreopsis- Dwarf Plains
Coreopsis tinctoria

This slender annual produces masses of yellow flowers with contrasting deep red centers. A popular choice of beginning gardeners because it is so easy to grow and produces a gratifying flower. Dwarf Plains Coreopsis is native to almost every state in the US, including our great state of Florida.

This plant's blazing brightness and heat-loving, drought tolerant growth has made it one of the most well known native wildflowers. The genus name Coreopsis, derived from the Greek "koris," refers to the resemblance of the seeds to bedbugs. The flowers in this family have become especially well loved by the citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991. This plant likes almost any soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Coreopsis needs regular watering throughout it's early days, but is very drought tolerant when established. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the Spring or Summer, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification.

Days to germination 10-15 days with Sunlight
Days to maturity  85-100
Plant time October- July
Spacing 2-4 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 55-78 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.5
Height 14 inches
Harvest June through November


Coreopsis- Dwarf Plains
Coreopsis tinctoria

This slender annual produces masses of yellow flowers with contrasting deep red centers. A popular choice of beginning gardeners because it is so easy to grow and produces a gratifying flower. Dwarf Plains Coreopsis is native to almost every state in the US, including our great state of Florida.

This plant's blazing brightness and heat-loving, drought tolerant growth has made it one of the most well known native wildflowers. The genus name Coreopsis, derived from the Greek "koris," refers to the resemblance of the seeds to bedbugs. The flowers in this family have become especially well loved by the citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991. This plant likes almost any soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Coreopsis needs regular watering throughout it's early days, but is very drought tolerant when established. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the Spring or Summer, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification.

Days to germination 10-15 days with Sunlight
Days to maturity  85-100
Plant time October- July
Spacing 2-4 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 55-78 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.5
Height 14 inches
Harvest June through November