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Coreopsis leavenworthii (Leavenworth’s Tickseed)

Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's Tickseed, Coreopsis angustata, Coreopsis leavenworthii var. curtissii, Coreopsis leavenworthii var. garberi, Coreopsis leavenworthii var. lewtonii, Coreopsis lewtonii

Coreopsis leavenworthii, Common Tickseed, Leavenworth's Tickseed, Coreopsis angustata, Drought tolerant plants, dry soil plants, heat tolerant plants, humidity tolerant plants, yellow flowers

Native to Florida and Alabama, Coreopsis leavenworthii (Leavenworth’s Tickseed) is an upright annual of open habit with abundant daisy-like bright yellow flowers, 1-2 in. across (2-5 cm), adorned with dark brown center disks. Blooming year-round, with the heaviest blooming during May, June, and July, the blossoms are borne on erect, slender, and glabrous stems. They attract many pollinators. The leaves, up to 4 in. long (10 cm), are bright green, narrow, and opposite, the lower leaves are usually divided into 2 or more segments, giving the plant a more open appearance. This Coreopsis brings prairie charm to sunny flower beds, wildflower gardens, meadows, and butterfly gardens.

  • Grows up to 1-3 ft. tall (30-90cm) and 6-18 in. wide (15-45 cm). Freely self-seeds in optimum conditions.
  • Prefers full sun in acidic to slightly alkaline, clay to sandy, moist to occasionally wet soils. Avoid rich soils and overwatering as they may cause the plants to topple over. Low drought tolerance
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of butterflies but is also a source of nectar and pollen for honeybees, native bees, and wasps.
  • Welcomed addition to borders, naturalized areas, and cottage gardens. Spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Propagate by seeds or by dividing the basal rosettes.
  • Prompt deadheading of spent flowers may encourage additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding.
  • Native to the states of Florida and Alabama.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 6" - 2'
(15cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 12"
(15cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Alabama, Florida
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Coreopsis, Tickseed
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 6" - 2'
(15cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 12"
(15cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Alabama, Florida
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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