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Organic Coreopsis tinctoria (Dyer's Coreopsis)
Organic Coreopsis tinctoria (Dyer's Coreopsis)
Organic Coreopsis tinctoria (Dyer's Coreopsis)


 
Native to Eastern North America, each plant bears hundreds of ornate flowers even in poor soil. Indigenous people have dyed textiles yellow and red with these abundant blossoms for millennia, as well as enjoying the plant as both food and medicine.

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Organic Coreopsis tinctoria (Dyer's Coreopsis) A gorgeous native to Eastern North America, Coreopsis tinctoria is easy to grow anywhere with full sun or partial shade. Even in poor soil each plant bears hundreds of ornate flowers in robust 2 to 3 foot tall and wide tufts. Indigenous people have dyed textiles yellow and red with these abundant blossoms for millennia, as well as enjoying the plant as both food and medicine.

An annual,
Coreopsis tinctoria readily self-sows without becoming a nuisance. It is popular in in ornamental gardens and native gardens as well as low-maintenance perennial beds, where it pleasantly pops up here and there.

Though it is remarkably drought tolerant, well-watered plants offer the most abundant blooms.

We have heard that two dozen plants will yield enough blossoms to dye one pound of wool or silk. Fresh or dry flowers are equally effective as dye.


55 days to flower

Coreopsis tinctoria

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Gorgeous and so easy! November 28, 2018
Reviewer: Anya Zelinska from Fort Worth, TX United States  
This coreopsis sprouted and bloomed completely abandoned in sandy soil for a month without any watering and no rain. What a gorgeous and hardy plant!

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December 29, 2017
Reviewer: Hannah Swegarden from Ithaca, NY United States  


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December 12, 2017
Reviewer: Elizabeth Castner from Dundee, NY United States  


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December 5, 2017
Reviewer: Jennifer Ortolaza from Spencer, NY United States  


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