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 peoples have dyed textiles yellow and red with these abundant blossoms for millennia, as well as enjoying the plant as both food and medicine. Though annual, Coreopsis tinctoria readily self-sows without becoming a nuisance. At Fruition, we sow coreopsis indoors in soil blocks 4 weeks before final frost to transplant after final frost.