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Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Tickseed 'Tiger Stripe'

Coreopsis tinctoria

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

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

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:

Citrus Heights, California

Richmond, California

Anna, Illinois

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Van Etten, New York

Jamestown, Ohio

Arlington, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.

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