Coreopsis maritima

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Species Name: Coreopsis maritima
Common Name: Sea Dahlia

Lacy, succulent leaves with bright yellow daisy-like blooms. Highly recommended for coastal gardens with ocean influence.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, loose, speading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: Part sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 2/RED 2-2-1
Distribution: Southern South Coast Range (San Diego County)
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs

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Care and Maintenance

  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Grows 2 to 2 1/2 feet high. Flowers large 3 to 4 inches in diameter, light canary yellow. Excellent as a cut flower, lasting a long time in water. Has a long blooming season and will grow in any garden. Gallon cans, 35c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.