Common Names: giant coreopsis, sea dahlia
syn. Coreopsis Gigantea
Size: 3 ft. high and wide; can reach 10 ft.
Flowers: Yellow daisies about 3 in., late winter, spring; leaves resemble ferns.
Uses: Color accent, perennial garden. Tolerates wind, salt spray. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Seeds for birds; nectar for bees, hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Must be well-drained
Water: Medium water spring and summer promotes bloom; low in late summer and fall when dormant.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Shear off spent blossoms to promote bloom.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: From the coastal foothills of California and Baja California; part of the coastal sage plant community. Hardy to 30° F.