Coreopsis tinctoria atkinsoniana
Calliopsis atkinsoniana (Douglas ex Lindl.) Hook.
Coreopsis atkinsoniana Douglas ex Lindl.
Common Name: Coreopsis
Coreopsis is an annual plant growing around 30cm tall.
This species is often cultivated as an ornamental in tropical areas[
South-western N. America.
Openings in pine forests on rich moist soils, 1,500 - 2,250 metres in Arizona.
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[
]. Prefers a fertile well-drained moisture retentive medium soil[
]. Does well in sandy soils[
]. Requires a sunny position[
]. Established plants are drought resistant[
A good bee plant[
A beverage is made from the dried plant[
]. It was used instead of coffee[
A tea made from the roots is emetic and is also used in the treatment of diarrhoea[
An infusion of the whole plant without the root has been used by women desiring a female baby[
A yellow (red with an acid mordant) dye is obtained from the flowers[
]. It is not very good on plant fibres[
]. The flowers can be dried for later use[
Seed - sow March in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer[
If you have sufficient seed then it can also be sown in situ outdoors.
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