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Scientific Name: Coreopsis spp. & cvs.
Pronunciation: core-ee-OP-sis
Common Name: coreopsis
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves lanceolate with smooth margins, in groups of threes; flower heads orange-yellow and daisy-like, with a small central disc surrounded by eight ray florets (bracts in two distinct series of eight each), petals tips slightly lobed.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - central
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Species and cultivars shown or on campus may include C. lanceolata, C. 'Sonnenkind', C. 'Sunburst', C. 'Sunfire'. Most cvs. have relatively few large ray florets (look-a-likes may include cultivars of G. aristata and G. x grandiflora).
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Cultivar shown with dark red in flower is Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunfire' (do not confuse with Coreopsis lanceolata 'Sterntaler').

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Rust, Slugs or snails, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed : cv. Zagreb
(BUG) BUG garden : cvs. Golden Gain, Moonbeam; C. lanceolata, C. grandiflora
(CGW) Community Garden West : C. rosea
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZN) GAZebo North : cv. Limerock Ruby
(GRB) GRass Bed
(GRBW) GRass Bed West : cv. Moonbeam
(ONE) Overpass North side East
(PDE) PonD East : cv. Heavens Gate
(PDW) PonD West : cv. Heavens Gate
(WDH) Wark-Dumais House
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cv. Moonbeam; C. rosea
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