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Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Tickseed)

Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Tickseed, Sand Coreopsis, Coreopsis crassifolia, Coreopsis heterogyna, Coreopsis lanceolata var. villosa

Coreopsis lanceolata, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Tickseed, Sand Coreopsis, Drought tolerant plants, dry soil plants, heat tolerant plants, humidity tolerant plants, yellow flowers

Native to North America, Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf Tickseed) is an upright herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of daisy-like bright yellow flowers, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with flat yellow center disks. Blooming from late spring to midsummer, each blossom features 8 yellow rays, toothed at their tips. They are borne singly atop slender, erect stems and rise above a basal tuft of narrow, hairy, lance-shaped leaves. Their nectar and pollen attracts various beneficial pollinators including butterflies, skippers, moths, bees, wasps and beetles. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought, this Coreopsis is a good garden performer. It grows in small clumps but forms extensive colonies. Perfect for wildflower gardens, prairies and meadows. Nice in a vase, the showy golden flowers are a popular plant for visiting pollinators.

  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Freely self seeds in optimum conditions.
  • Thrives in full sun in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Welcomed addition to wildflower gardens, cottage gardens or prairies and meadows.
  • Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt.
  • Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may encourage additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Maine, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Curry Up’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’ (Tickseed)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Grandiflora’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis UPTICK™ Yellow and Red (Tickseed)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Broad Street’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis ‘Citrine’ (Tickseed)

Recommended Companion Plants

Geranium himalayense (Lilac Cranesbill)
Papaver rhoeas (Flanders Poppy)
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Maine, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, California, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Pacific Northwest, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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