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Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris
Common name tickseed
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (July-September)
Size 6 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Plant sets very little viable seed. Not sure of best germination procedure.
detailed seed-starting info below

Finely divided attractive dark green foliage rises straight upward on bluish green stems. Profusion of flowers in late summer. Birds love 'm. Given the space it needs, this is a wonderful, carefree larger plant. The clump slowly expands, and can be divided in spring.

Coreopsis tripteris

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 garden: 3 thick, slightly boat-shaped seeds. Baggy 70F (4w) - 35F (6w) -70F (33%G, 3d). When the other 2 didn't germinate, removed the outer husk, and nicked the inner coat. After that, 67%G in 7-11d

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