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Coreopsis tripteris

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kor-ee-OP-sis TRIP-tear-is
Description

These yellow flowers resemble the flower Black-eyed Susan but in a mini version, and can be found in thickets and woodland edges. Pollinators love this plant, and birds relish the seeds. It spreads easily and is resistant to browsing by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Crown rot may occur if grown in moist, poorly drained soils. Taller plants may need staking.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#butterflies#showy flowers#yellow#birds#songbirds#heat tolerant#summer#drought tolerant#fall flowers#wildlife plant#wildflowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#fall interest#rocky soil#cpp#NC native#well-drained soil#spreading#roadside#woodland#naturalizes#self-seeding#sandy soil tolerant#humidity#pollinator plant#native wildflower#clumping#fall food source#poor soils tolerant#forb#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    tripteris
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and southeastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from the flowers attract pollinators and birds eat its seeds.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 9 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Brown (lighter winged margins), 3 x 5 mm, Oval, flattened, with a central rib
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.5 in. flower head; short outer bracts; 6-10 round-tipped yellow petals; anise-like fragrance
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    anise-scented stalked leaves divided into three to five lanceolate segments; upper leaves are untoothed,  stalkless and not divided
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil