Coreopsis Gigantea

Growing in southern California coast and the Channel Islands
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Coreopsis Gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)
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Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 11 April 2010)
(Photo taken 13:42:16 Thursday 11 March 2010)
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Daisy-like flowers grew out of the crown of the plant. The flowers were roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. This plant is native to the southern California coast, the Channel Islands, and parts of Baja.


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A bare trunk
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Coreopsis Gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)
Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 11 April 2010)
(Photo taken 13:42:24 Thursday 11 March 2010)
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The leaves only grow at the top of a bare trunk which give this plant a cactus-like look. Also similar to cactus, Coreopsis Gigantea is very drought tolerant and should not be over watered.


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Four feet tall
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Coreopsis Gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)
Arboretum, Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Sunday 11 April 2010)
(Photo taken 12:41:28 Thursday 11 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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This was not a large plant, about four feet (90 cm) tall. Coreopsis Gigantea can grow to eight feet tall. Coreopsis Gigantea only blooms from March to May.


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