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Coreopsis grandiflora

Showy yellow-flowered perennial for sun

This species is easy to grow and produces its heart out with lovely flowers throughout the summer. It grows to only 1' to 2' in height and has nice dark-green leaves, deeply lobed on the stems. Showy yellow flowers that are 1" to 2" in diameter bloom on stalks several inches above the foliage. The petals of this daisylike species are notched, giving the flower a fringed appearance. Tickseed is a short-lived species, lasting two to four years. Use it in a sunny perennial border. 

Coreopsis grandiflora
Tickseed
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
1-2 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Color:
yellow
  Bloom Season:
July-August
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
dry
  Zones:
4-9
attracts butterflies
resistant to deer
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
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