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Dwarf Red Plains Coreopsis
Coreopsis tinctoria (Asteraceae)
A hardy, upright annual very easy to grow from seed throughout much of North America. This dainty little plant will burst alive in the spring covered with mahogany-red flowers. An ideal variety for mass plantings or as an accent in the garden. Prefers full sun in various soils. Excellent for soggy areas.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 1-2 feet
Germination: 15-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 60F-70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: April-August
Average seeds per pound: 1,400,000
Seeding rate: 2 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 1,361 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Flower gardens, roadsides, mixtures, meadows, ditches.
Miscellaneous: An excellent variety for high rainfall areas. Will continue to bloom as long as adequate moisture is available.