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PlantFiles: Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Mardi Gras'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: tinctoria (tink-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mardi Gras

Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive HumbertoD On Jun 18, 2013, HumbertoD from Atlanta, GA wrote:

Plants puts up quite a show on late spring early summer. The first year they will be 1 to 2 foot tall with lots of flowers. Trim back for rebloom. Second year it gets 4 to 6 feet tall, prune early spring to 3 inches to prevent flopping.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Atlanta, Georgia
San Antonio, Texas
Kalama, Washington



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