Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Golden Tickseed Coreopsis Wildflower Seed
(core-ee-OP-sis  tink-TOR-ee-uh)

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Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis flower picture Golden Tickseed Coreopsis picture Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Sun July and August Yellow with Red Center 24 to 36 Inches Dry to Average 12 to 30 Inches Annual

Photo by cj

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Coreopsis tinctoria seed
Plains Coreopsis

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

200 45 sq ft

1 ounce - $6.00 

106,000  1,100 sq ft

1 pound - $30.00 

1,700,000 18,000 sq ft

Coreopsis tinctoria, also called Plains Coreopsis or Golden Tickseed Coreopsis is a very popular ornamental plant growing 2  to 3 feet tall with numerous bright yellow flower heads with red centers. Plains Coreopsis thrives in well-drained soil and full sun or light shade. To provide transitional color plant in the butterfly or meadow garden to provide bright colors until the perennials mature and begin blooming. 

Native Plains coreopsis wildflowers occur naturally in prairies, savannas, open dry rocky woods, and along roadsides from Minnesota and Manitoba to Washington, south to Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and introduced east to the Atlantic states.  Seeds germinate without pretreatment.

Alternate Names

Plains coreopsis, golden tickseed

Uses

This plant is used mainly for landscape beautification.  It has potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides.

  Description

Coreopsis tinctoria is an annual forb which usually germinates in late summer or fall and overwinters as a rosette (round, low growing group of leaves).  The stems begin growing upward and branching in spring, reaching a height of up to 4 feet.  The opposite leaves are deeply divided, with the upper leaf segments being very narrow.  The flowering heads are numerous, 1-2 inches in diameter, and are yellow with a red-brown center. 

  Adaptation

Coreopsis tinctoria is adapted to many soil types.  It grows best on a well-drained soil, but will not tolerate a very dry site.  Natural stands are generally found on bottomland areas with ample moisture.  It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.

 Coreopsis tinctoria is distributed throughout the majority of the United States.  For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Website.

 Establishment

A firm seedbed is required.  Coreopsis tinctoria germinates best on a clean tilled site that has been firmed with a roller or finishing harrow before planting.  Seed can also be planted into a closely mowed, chemically-killed, or burned sod area with a light disking or harrowing that scratches the soil surface.  A layer of plant residue on the soil surface can interfere with seed germination.  Broadcast or shallowly drill 1-2 grams per 100 square feet (1-2 lb/acre).  Seed should be placed close to the soil surface.  Cultipacking after planting will ensure good seed to soil contact.  Seed will germinate soon after planting and remain as a rosette throughout the winter.

 Management

Plant growth and seed production are greatly improved by fertilization.  Apply fertilizer according to soil test recommendations.  If not available, a rate of 3.5-5.5 oz per 100 square feet (100-150 lb/acre) of 13-13-13 should be applied in the spring before flowering.  Stands will reseed prolifically for several years, but will gradually decline without soil disturbance.  Every two to three years, the site should be disked to control perennial weeds and promote calliopsis germination.  If necessary, plants can be mowed in the spring before stem elongation begins.  Stands that are not disked should be mowed in late summer, and a late fall mowing is also recommended.

The map below shows areas where native Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis wildflowers grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over a wider area   

 

Coreopsis tinctoria
Plains Coreopsis

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine

Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio

Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California

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The minimum seed order amount is $10, this can be a combination of different seeds.
 

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal

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 Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis seed plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate Names
Plains coreopsis, golden tickseed
Uses
This plant is used mainly for landscape beautification. It has potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides.
Status
Please consult the PLANTS Web site and your State Department of Natural Resources for this plantís current status (e.g. threatened or endangered species, state noxious status, and wetland indicator values).
Description
Sunflower Family (Asteraceae). Calliopsis is an annual forb which usually germinates in late summer or fall and over-winters as a rosette (round, low growing group of leaves). This is a U.S. native. The stems begin growing upward and branching in spring, reaching a height of up to 4 feet. The opposite leaves are deeply divided, with the upper leaf segments being very narrow. The flowering heads are numerous, 1-2 inches in diameter, and are yellow with a red-brown center.

Adaptation
Calliopsis is adapted to many soil types. It grows best on a well-drained soil, but will not tolerate a very dry site. Natural stands are generally found on bottomland areas with ample moisture. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.
Calliopsis is distributed throughout the majority of the United States. For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Website.
Establishment
A firm seedbed is required. Calliopsis germinates best on a clean tilled site that has been firmed with a roller or finishing harrow before planting. Seed can also be planted into a closely mowed, chemically-killed, or burned sod area with a light disking or harrowing that scratches the soil surface. A layer of plant residue on the soil surface can interfere with seed germination. Broadcast or shallowly drill 1-2 grams per 100 square feet (1-2 lb/acre). Seed should be placed close to the soil surface. Cultipacking after planting will ensure good seed to soil contact. Seed will germinate soon after planting and remain as a rosette throughout the winter.
Management
Plant growth and seed production are greatly improved by fertilization. Apply fertilizer according to soil test recommendations. If not available, a rate of 3.5-5.5 oz per 100 square feet (100-150 lb/acre) of 13-13-13 should be applied in the spring before flowering. Stands will reseed prolifically for several years, but will gradually decline without soil disturbance. Every two to three years, the site should be disked to control perennial weeds and promote calliopsis germination. If necessary, plants can be mowed in the spring before stem elongation begins. Stands that are not disked should be mowed in late summer, and a late fall mowing is also recommended.