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Coreopsis tinctoria  

Coreopsis tinctoria


This is like the familiar yellow-and-red daisy flowers grown as summer bedding, but this is the best one for extracting red dye. supplied as a group of 5 or 6 seedlings in a small pot in spring

also known as 'Plains coreopsis', is common to much of the United States, especially the Great plains and southern states where it is often called "calliopsis." 

Plains coreopsis grows well in many types of soil, but seems to prefer sandy or well-drained soils. Although somewhat drought tolerant, naturally growing plants are usually found in areas with regular rainfall. It is often grows in disturbed areas such as roadsides or cultivated fields. Preferring full sun, it will also grow in partial shade.


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