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This underused native wildflower produces airy, daisylike flowers throughout the summer. It's a top choice for wildflower mixes and prairie plantings because it reseeds freely and adds bright rays of sunshine-yellow wherever it grows.
Calliopsis is also great for adding texture to the middle of the border. Many gardeners have found it to be deer-resistant, and it's a charming cut flower. Unless you find it available as established seedlings, plant from seed directly in the ground in spring in rich, well-drained soil. It's not fussy about fertilizer and likes ample water.
Give the butterflies a treat by mixing pretty calliopsis with exotic blood flower.Coreopsis
Calliopsis looks great behind lower-growing types of perennial coreopsis.Mexican sunflower
Fine-textured calliopsis is a great contrast to big, bold Mexican sunflower.