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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Flying Saucers'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flying Saucers
Additional cultivar information: (aka Walcoreop)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Jun 24, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love this plant!!! It does well no matter where I put it. It even tolerates light shade. Dead-heading regularly promotes more flowers. Roots tend to be shallow, so keep protected from strong winds. Mine is about 2' tall. The entire flower (including the center) is yellow.

Positive Avaliant65 On Jul 10, 2004, Avaliant65 from Mannford, OK wrote:

I purchased a can of wildflower seeds in 2000 and this is the only survivor of the bunch. It has propagated by resowing itself every year. It has become a bright spot in my garden and does very well with very little care. I have very heavy clay soil. I put a new layer of mulch on every year and feed with Miracle-Gro.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Menifee, California
Doerun, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Constantine, Michigan
Westerville, Ohio
Cookeville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Paris, Texas
Portland, Texas



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