small white yellow and burgandy blooms of calliopsis
Photo: Cory Maylett- GNU
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Calliopsis
Coreopsis tinctoria

Add interest to floral arrangements with this wildflower. The annual coreopsis can grow to 4 feet with flowers that measure about 2 inches across. Each stem features multiple branches and blooms, purple center discs with bright yellow-tipped petals. The drought-tolerant plant will bloom through autumn, drawing birds and butterflies to the garden. USDA Zones 4-10

TOH Tip: Deadhead regularly for successive flowering between cutting for indoor arrangements. Cut these when flowers are almost fully opened.
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