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Coreopsis tinctoria ‘Roulette’

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Coreopsis tinctoria ‘Roulette’ was one of two seed grown cultivars in the trial.  ‘Roulette’ is a very tall plant at 32” high.  As such, there are few lateral branches and thus very few flowers.  I wouldn’t consider this an annual for the home landscape but more as a wildflower for a meadow.  It bloomed sporadically for about 5 weeks in July and August.  These plants, like Coreopsis tinctoria ‘Mahogany Midget’, died when they finished flowering.  The color was interesting in that it has flowers that are predominately red with a few smaller petals that are yellow.



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  • Common Name
    Roulette plains tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-July - mid-August 
  • Peak Bloom
    0 weeks 
  • Flower Size
    1.25” diameter 
  • Size
    32" x 14" (h x w) 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance