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Coreopsis grandiflora Tickseed   Asteraceae

Coreopsis grandiflora,  Tickseed


Coreopsis grandiflora,  Tickseed	Among the easiest of perennials, this bright golden-yellow daisy from southeastern and central USA provides color from late spring to mid-summer. Somewhat hairy leaves and stems form a loose mound to 12 in (30 cm) tall and wider, the yellow flower stems rising to nearly 24 in (60 cm) or usually flopping on their neighbors. Best suited to a meadow garden, it can be treated as an annual and self-seeds freely. Cultivars of more compact habit such as Sunray or Early Sunrise are better for the well-maintained border.
Hardiness zone from 6 To 10
Cultivation: The annuals are grown as bedding plants, while the perennials are excellent for herbaceous borders. Perennials prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil but also grow well in coastal regions and in poor, stony soil.
Propagate by division of old clumps in winter or spring, or by spring cuttings.
Annuals also prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil; they will not tolerate a heavy clay soil.
Taller varieties may need staking.
Propagate from seed in spring or fall (autumn).