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This native annual illuminates the garden or meadow with fantastic clusters of bi-color blooms, all the way from summer into fall. Plains Coreopsis makes for gorgeous cut flowers and can be grown in almost any sunny spot, from Maine all the way to California. This variety is deer resistant and extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 30-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU COTG
With shiny green stems and ball-shaped brown buds, these airy plants are one of the major colormakers in any meadow in any region. The clusters of bi-colored golden flowers with mahogany centers literally “light up” a meadow, and have a long blooming season. They’re also great for cutting. This is a plains species, but is very widespread. It is called “calliopsis” in the South, where it is enjoyed right down into Florida. In fact, the coreopsis was recently designated as the official State Wildflower of Florida.

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Associated SKUs
COTG
COTQP (1/4 Pound)
COTLB (1 Pound)
COTLB5 (5 Pounds)
COTLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Plains Coreopsis
Botanical Name Coreopsis tinctoria
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Mature Height 30-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1 acre
5 lbs covers 5 acres
10 lbs covers 10 acres
Seeds Per Pound 1,399,788
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States and Canada
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsPlains Coreopsis Seeds
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (6)
  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (5)
  • Erosion control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)

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5.0

A MAINSTAY

By 

from Port Byron, IL

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Difficult Spots
  • Ditches
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Grow Anywhere
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

    These thrive anywhere but especially waste places. toss a pinch out the window and watch them take bloom on the side of the road. a must for the summer cutting garden.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very pretty flowers

    By 

    from Hot Springs, SD

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

    I was hoping to have this blooming all over a wild slope, however we had a really cold wet Spring and nothing came up like it would have in my dirt in Milwaukee. Most of our yard here is rocky with a little soil. I should have planted them in the fall but we got 10 inches of snow the last day of Oct and I didn't get them in. I will keep trying!!! They came up along our gravel drive way and other tough places as well as some nicer places which tell me they are versatile. Am letting them go to seed this year as I am with all my flowers that didn't do well.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast growth!

    By 

    from Hampton Roads, VA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Erosion Control

      Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

      I sowed two rounds of this, once in the winter, and once in late summer. Both had great results, as I'm currently enjoying them as filler until my perennials pop up, next year. Very dainty, twiggy shoots abound my garden. Once they die, they're a pain in the butt to clean up after, but nothing too bothersome. They are currently making a nice splash of color for the fall as they mask the dried remains of other annual wildflowers on their way out. Totally recommend for anyone. I didn't even have to touch them; they did their thing on their own... Like wildflowers should do.

       
      4.0

      very pleased

      By 

      from wisconsin

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

          better then i expected

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for problem banks in full sun

          By 

          from Murphy, NC

          About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

            I garden in the mountains and have some bank areas in full sun - with clay soil. Great native to cover problem areas and help with erosion control also. A real inexpensive winner! Love them.

             
            4.0

            Good Wildflower Seeds

            By 

            from Belen, NM

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Susceptible to Pests

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

            I bought this mix because it was drought resistant and pretty. Unfortunately, I had a problem with ants carrying off the seeds. Next year I will cover the seeds so this doesn't happen. The ones that escaped the ants did great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Worth a Little Extra Effort

            By 

            from West Branch, Iowa

            About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Can fall like delpheniums
            • Reseeds itself shallowly

            Best Uses

            • Flatter meadows
            • Large Areas
            • Stunning from a distance

            Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

            Unrivaled longlasting summer colour, the only fault with these tall beauties is their penchant for shallow sowing on my slope. They tend to fall then bend upwards like delpheniums which can fracture their somewhat brittle base stems. They do much better for me if I brace them with some extra garden clay or minor staking. The sea of blooms makes the extra effort well worth it

             
            4.0

            Greate wildflowere

            By 

            from Aguanga, CA

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

              Beautiful wildflower. Could germinate more in my garden, but the flowers I do get are beautiful additions to my garden.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Plains Coreopsis Seeds

              By 

              from Aurora, OH

              About Me Master Gardener

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors
                • Patio

                Comments about American Meadows Plains Coreopsis Seeds:

                Plains Coreopsis Seeds (Coreopsis tinctoria)

                A friend gave me these plants grown from American Meadows seeds. While not hardy... they became absolutely beautiful in a variety of light (half shade to full sun) and the bright yellow could be seen a block away. Disease resistent/free... blooms well without dead heading... long blooming season... a terrific plant.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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