Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Dwarf Red'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Regional

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

Chandler, Arizona

North Port, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Guyton, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Jamestown, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2008, trioadastra from Ellsworth, WI (Zone 4a) wrote:

A very beautiful, velvety red color. Easy to start from seed.