Golden Wave

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GOLDEN WAVE, Plains coreopsis, Calliopsis Coreopsis tinctoria - Asteraceae, Sunflower Family

DESCRIPTION
: Erect sometimes sprawling, annual, herbaceous, showy, flowering plant with wispy stems
Height: From 1 to 1 1/2 feet, sometimes to 4 feet
Flowers: Yellow with maroon centers, 1 inch wide, late winter through fall
Fruit: Small achene
Foliage: Green, narrow 1/6 inch wide and 4 inches long
Growth rate: Moderate to fast.

REQUIREMENTS
:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Sandy or clay soils
Drainage: Poor
Water: Moist
Maintenance: Little needed
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE
HABITAT: Coastal prairies and marshes near
the coast and inland

WILDLIFE
USE: Butterflies; browse for deer.

COMMENTS
: Golden wave is one of the most abundant late winter flowering plants. Very attractive flowers, best planted in mass rather than individual plants - mimicking its natural habitat. It is called golden wave because it turns a field into a sea of golden waves.

 

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