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Care of the plant Coreopsis tinctoria or Plains coreopsis.

Care of the plant Coreopsis tinctoria or Plains coreopsis

The genus Coreopsis, family Asteraceae, includes about 100 species of perennial and annual plants, mostly native to America. Some species are: Coreopsis tinctoria, Coreopsis gigantea, Coreopsis lanceolataCoreopsis grandiflora, Coreopsis auriculata,  Coreopsis verticilata, Coreopsis coronata.

Common names: Plains coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Garden tickseed, Goldenwave, Calliopsis. This species is native to North America.

They are low-growing perennial herbaceous plants that reach 60 cm (1.96 feet) in height. The abundant alternate and lanceolate leaves are bright green. The attractive flowers can be lilac, pink or yellow with a maroon center and last a long time on the plant. They can bloom throughout the summer and part of the fall.

They are used in flowerbeds, on borders, on sunny slopes, in public parks and in pots for patios, balconies and terraces. They are often used as annual plants.

Coreopsis tinctoria prefers full sun exposure but will also grow in partial shade (it will produce fewer flowers). Withstands intense heat and light frost.

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand and a little compost.

Water regularly so that the substrate does not dry out completely but never flood. They resist a few days of drought.

Fertilize with compost at the time of planting and at the end of winter if they are grown as perennials.

Prune wilted flowers to encourage the appearance of more flowers.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to the accumulation of water in the roots.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in a moist substrate; They germinate in 10 days.

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Coreopsis tinctoria
Coreopsis tinctoria
Coreopsis tinctoria