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Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris
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Price:  £3.50
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Family:  Asteraceae
Main Season:  Autumn
Flower Colour:  Yellow
Leaf Colour:  Green
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')
Pot Size:  9cm

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A tough, reliable hardy perennial with willowy stems to 1.2m topped with scented golden daisies in summer.  Good soil in sun.  Quite different to the low growing types.

A prairie flower, Coreopsis tripteris makes a good addition to a meadow or prarie style garden as well as a more traditional herbaceous border.  The clumps of upright stems lightly clothed with narrow leaves support open heads of flowers with yellow rays around a distinct reddish black centre.

In the wild Coreopsis tripteris can grow to 2.7m or more but in cultivation 1.2m to 1.8m is more typical.  Can be Chelsea-chopped if you want a lower, later flowering.

From the eastern half of the USA and Canada.


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