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Common Name: Plains Tall Coreopsis / Golden Coreopsis

Scientific Name: Coreopsis tinctoria

Main Uses:         

~Wildflower plantings

~Rehabilitation projects

~As a pollinator

Height: 2-3 feet

Colors: Yellow flowers w/red-brown centers

Flowering Season: Late spring, early summer      

Soil Types: Most Soils but prefers moist, sandy soil.

Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial shade

Minimum Precipitation: 18 inches

Lifecycle: Annual

Native / Introduced: Native

Planting Seed Rate: 1/2 - 1 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 1,350,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall/Spring

Planting Depth: Surface to 1/8 inches

Stratification Requirements: None



Plains Coreopsis, also called Plains Tall Coreopsis, Calliopsis or Golden Tickseed, is known for maintaining its blossoms all year long when provided adequate moisture but most often blooms in the spring time. Coreopsis is in the sunflower family, it sprouts numerous daisy-like, yellow flowers with maroon centers from one plant.


This native wildflower is commonly used as an annual in gardens and in naturalized landscapes, prairies, and meadows. Because of its high water requirement, this wildflower is not found naturally in most of the western states but can be grown when supplemental water is added.


Plains Tall Coreopsis adapts well to a wide range of soil types and is easy to maintain as long as it’s given enough water. It is particularly well-suited for sites that are prone to erosion and its abundant flowers provide a valuable source of nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.



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Plains Tall Coreopsis Seeds


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