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Coreopsis, Dwf Plains
Coreopsis tinctoria (dwf)
A bright yellow flower with maroon centers. Native to the Central Great Plains and southern Midwest. This flower reaches a height of 12"-18". It has a long blooming period May thru Sept. which gives lasting color. Does well in moist to dry sunny areas

Coreopsis, Lance Leaved
Coreopsis lanceolata
This Daisy like flower with eight yellow rays makes an excellent cut flower that is long lasting. Native to the U.S. east of the Rockies. It blooms late spring into summer and grows 1'-3' in height. Does well in full sun and can tolerate some shade in sandy soils. Under ideal conditions this wildflower can bloom its first year. Good companion plants are Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) and June Grass (Koeleria cristata).

Coreopsis, Plains
Coreopsis tinctoria
A bright yellow flower with maroon centers. This annual is native to the Central Great Plains and southern Midwest. This flower reaches a height of 1'-3'. It has a long blooming period May thru Sept. which gives lasting color. Does well in moist to dry sunny areas. A great wildflower for color the first year in a wildflower or meadow planting.

Coreopsis, Prairie
Coreopsis palmata
Bright yellow flowers on unbranched flower stalks. The leaves are divided into 3 long, narrow segments. This plant is a member of the Daisy family and grows to a height of 1'-2' and spreads by rhizomes. The foliage of this prairie plant turns orange-purple in autumn. Grows best in medium to dry sandy soils in full sun to light shade, and blooms June thru August. This prairie plant is a host plant for the adult checkerspot butterfly. Companion plants can be Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) and Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa).

Cup Plant
Silphium laciniatum
This hardy perennial requires very litle care and grows 4'-9' tall. Large leaves clasping the stem create a 'cup-like' water container. Hummingbirds and butterflies enjoy the nectar and birds the seeds. Cup Plant is drought tolerant and grows in average to dry soils. Companion plants could be purple Coneflower, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis and Prairie Dock.

 

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