Coreopsis tripteris, Tall coreopsis, Native Perennial Wildflower


Coreopsis tripteris, Tall coreopsis, Native Perennial Wildflower

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Attractive Flowers:
Average – Dry soil:
Average to moist soil:
Average Wildlife Value:
Beneficial Insects:
Drought Tolerant:
Dry-Moist Soil:
Erosion Control:
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Herbaceous plant:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Pollinator support:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Threatened / Endangered:
Full Sun:
Native Range: Central and southeastern United States
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 8.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Brown disks with yellow rays
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Garden locations

Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Plants grown in dry soils tend to be shorter, open and somewhat spindly. Plants grown in medium moisture soils with consistent moisture tend to be taller and fuller. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may encourage additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding. Freely self-seeds, and in optimum growing conditions will naturalize to form large colonies. If grown in borders, division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain robustness.

Noteworthy Characteristics
Coreopsis tripteris, commonly called tall coreopsis or tall tickseed, is a tall, slender native wildflower which typically grows 4-8′ tall and typically occurs in prairies, dry open woods and wood margins, and along roadsides and railroad tracks . Features solitary, yellow, daisy-like flowers (1-2″ diameter) with eight yellow rays (rounded and untoothed at the tips) and flat brown center disks. Flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from mid to late summer into fall. Stalked, anise-scented stem leaves are tripartite (divided into three narrow lance-shaped segments).

The genus name comes from the Greek words koris meaning bug and opsis meaning like in reference to the shape of the seed which resembles a bug or tick.

Specific epithet refers to the leaves being divided into three narrow lance-shaped segments.

Plants in the genus Coreopsis are sometimes commonly called tickseed in reference to the resemblance of the seeds to ticks.

No serious insect or disease problems