Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Mahogany Midget'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

Seward, Alaska

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Davis, California

Richmond, California

Rumsey, California

Atlanta, Georgia

Lagrange, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Halifax, Massachusetts

Cassopolis, Michigan

Mathiston, Mississippi

Calabash, North Carolina

Pickerington, Ohio

Salt Lake City, Utah

Fox Island, Washington

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 4, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also good to grow in containers.

Positive

On Oct 29, 2003, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

I received seeds for this little beauty in a seed trade. I was pleased to see how well they have done here. They seem to like our moist summers in Seward, Alaska.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

An extra easy annual, great for filling empty spaces around the garden. I started my plants a couple of weeks early inside but these can be direct seeded right in the garden. 'Mahogany Midget' is a nice, rich color and bloomed all summer long.