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COREOPSIS grandiflora 'Santa Fe'

Image of Coreopsis grandiflora 'Santa Fe'

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS grandiflora 'Santa Fe'

Plant Common Name

Large-flowered Coreopsis, Largeflower Tickseed, Santa Fe Largeflower Tickseed

General Description

The dwarf 'Santa Fe' is a vigorous large-flowered coreopsis that becomes covered with many semi-double golden daisies in summer.

Large-flowered coreopsis is native to central and eastern North America. It puts forth substantial clumps of medium green foliage in spring. In late spring to summer 'Santa Fe' offers lots of bright gold semi-double daisies. The blooms stand on leafless stems above the foliage, attract butterflies and will continue blooming if deadheaded regularly.

'Santa Fe' is a sun-loving plant that does well in average to poor well-drained soil and is surprisingly drought tolerant once established. It can tolerate partial sun but grows leggier in lower light and will bloom less.

The blooms of large-flowered coreopsis glow in summer and are great for cutting. They make a super addition to sunny perennial borders and wildflower or butterfly gardens. Compact selections like 'Santa Fe' are also great for containers and rock gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm (16)

  • Width

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm (12)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, California, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes