Dyer’s Coreopsis Mix Dye Plant


Dyer’s Coreopsis Mix Dye Plant

Coreopsis tinctoria
A beautiful native ornamental that provides a full palette of color from yellows and greens to rusts and browns—and even black, depending on the combination of plant parts and mordants. Large cosmos-like flowers in combinations of yellow, mahogany and red atop 2½' erect stems flourish in full sun and make excellent cuts. Low-maintenance and rugged. Good for less cultivated areas such as open spaces, roadsides and borders, competes well with grasses and reseeds easily. Tolerates drought. Direct seed outdoors after frost. Annual. ~2,200 seeds/g.

5904 Dyer’s Coreopsis Mix
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A: 0.3g for $2.25  
B: 0.9g for $4.00  
C: 4.5g for $6.50  
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Dye Plants

Susanne Grosjean, of the Wednesday Spinners group in Downeast Maine, says, “You need only three dye plants: indigo for blue, madder for red and weld for yellow. Three primary colors, all excellent color-fast dye plants.”

See also: Lady’s Mantle.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.