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PlantFiles: Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria 'Tiger Flowered'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: tinctoria (tink-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiger Flowered
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tiger Stripe)

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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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive brendak654 On Oct 20, 2013, brendak654 from Anna, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

PLAINS COREOPSIS, Coreopsis tinctoria is an annual that grows 2 to 4 ft tall. The goldfinch eat the seeds. Reseeds.

Positive frostweed On Oct 23, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plains Coreopsis is a lovely annual that grows in long showy borders along
roadsides, especially in the moist soils of eastern Texas. It is a most attractive wildflower and should be used more in garden plantings.


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

Citrus Heights, California
Richmond, California
Anna, Illinois
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Van Etten, New York
Jamestown, Ohio
Arlington, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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