Plains Coreopsis


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Plains Coreopsis, also known as "Calliopsis", is an annual wildflower renowned for its striking, daisy-like blooms with bright yellow petals and dark red centers! These flowers typically grow on slender, branching stems that can reach heights of 1 to 4 feet. Blooming from late spring to fall, Plains Coreopsis thrives in a variety of soil types and conditions, making it a popular choice for wildflower gardens, meadows, and roadside plantings. Plains Coreopsis is also the state wildflower of Mississippi, chosen for its bright, cheerful appearance and its representation of the state's natural beauty. In history, Native American tribes, such as the Zuni, used Plains Coreopsis to make a natural dye for coloring fabrics and crafts in shades of yellow, orange, and red. As a native wildflower, it provides essential habitat and food sources for a variety of pollinators, contributing to the health and diversity of the environment.

Also Known As: Plains Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed, Calliopsis, Garden Tickseed, Plains Tickseed, Goldenwave, Dye Flower, Painted Daisy, Tall Tickseed, Indian Tickseed.

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Plant Name:
Coreopsis, Plains
Latin Name:
Coreopsis tinctoria
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Bloom: 70
Plant Height:
1 - 4 Feet
Bloom Diameter:
1 - 2 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Seeds Packed For*: 2025

*Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 10 - 12 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Plant in late Fall when the ground is below 50F or early Spring. Cold-stratification is not required, but light exposure will increase germination. Add 1/2" - 3/4" layer of peat moss, sawdust, or potting soil to top of a mostly sunny and clear area. Broadcast seeds then water to push seeds into area. Keep moist until established. Adaptive, drought-tolerant. Annual. 

Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
6 - 12 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
2 - 3 feet