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C oreopsis is a member of the Asteraceae family. Common names are Calliopsis and Tick Weed. They are native to the North, Central and South America. In 1991 Florida named all of the Coreopsis species to be their state wildflower.
Some of their important facts are:
• They are easy to grow with maintenance
• Multiply well
• Heat and drought resistant
• Good for cut flowers
• Attract butterflies, hummingbirds and all birds
• Deer resistant
Typically they are yellow but now they are available in tropical pinks, reds, pumpkin, purple, orange and vivid gold. Coreopsis bloom from early spring until frost.
Coreopsis as ground covers grow from 8-10 inches tall. The tall varieties may reach 4 foot tall. They do require full sun. Coreopsis will grow in most soil as long as it is well drained..

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