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PlantFiles: 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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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:
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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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Also good to grow in containers.

Positive Weezingreens 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 poppysue 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.


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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