COREOPSIS tinctoria Plains Coreopsis, Dwarf is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to North America and is found in a variety of habitats, including prairies, meadows, and roadsides. The Dwarf variety is a smaller cultivar of the typical species, but still has the same colorful and attractive blooms.
Plains Coreopsis typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm and has slender stems that bear bright yellow, orange, and red flowers with a distinct dark red or maroon center. The blooms are daisy-like and are around 3-4 cm in diameter. The plant blooms profusely throughout the summer and into the early fall. The foliage is feathery and green and grows to about 5-10 cm in length.
The bi-colored flower is popular all over the world because of its simple and attractive look. Dwarf in size, the flower can instantly catch your eyes with its appealing yellow color. Like other top-notched flowers, this category of Coreopsis Tinctoria blooms in summer and spring. Used for pollinator gardens, beds, borders, and for some medical purposes, the flower is super attractive to butterflies, moths, honeybees, and birds.
Plains Coreopsis is a popular garden plant and is often used in wildflower gardens, meadows, and borders. It is easy to grow and maintain and tolerates a range of soils and growing conditions. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is also used in traditional medicine for its diuretic and expectorant properties.
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Scientific Name: Coreopsis Tinctoria
Common Name: Plains Coreopsis, Dwarf
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: United States
Full Growth Height: 16-24 inches
Zones: 2 to 12
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Early Summer, Late Summer
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color: Bicolored (Red, Yellow)
Flower: Cut Flower, Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Drought
Water Requirement: Moist, Moderate
Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Flower Gardens, Beds and Borders, Cottage Gardens