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Coreopsis grandiflora var. inclinata

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Ketonia Tickseed

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An explosion of summer color makes Ketonia tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora var. inclinata)  a must have in the hot, sunny and dry portion of your garden. This unusual tickseed is a sprawling form of the perennial deciduous species. Bright yellow daisy-like flowers are 1½-2” wide with yellow centers and appear continuously from late spring until mid autumn. Ketonia tickseed grows up to 1’ tall and spreads up to 2’ wide. It makes a very effective summer perennial groundcover for the sunny dry border edge or rock garden. It is an excellent companion for small-headed gayfeather (Liatris microcephala), quill fameflower (Phemeranthus teretifolius), eastern prickly-pear (Opuntia humifusa), fire pink (Silene virginica), Nutall’s rayless-goldenrod (Bigelowia nuttallii), eastern gray beardtongue (Penstemon canescens) and other drought loving plants. Zones 7-8. 

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