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Coreopsis: 'Tall Plains'


Coreopsis tinctoria ASTERACEAE
This cheerful and bright meadow wildflower makes a wonderful addition to a rock garden or wildflower planting. The vivid flowers have eight gold-yellow rays surrounding burgundy centers of variable size. The young plants have somewhat slender, weedy-looking leaves, but in eight weeks the plants blaze into bloom bearing hundreds of flowers lasting into the fall. Traditionally used as a dye plant, the flowers are harvested at full bloom, then dried and simmered to make a dye bath. In acid solution the flowers produce a yellow dye, and in alkaline solution they produce a red dye. Two dozen plants provides enough flowers to dye a pound of wool.
Pkt. (0.05 g, 110 seeds)

[Culture: Annual/70°F/14 days/Spring/transplant,direct sow/sun, light shade /12-18" ht./12-18" apart]


Pkt. (0.05 g, 110 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 September, 2004.

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