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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


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 heaviest blooming during the months of 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, opposite, the lower leaves 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 is a source of nectar and pollen for honeybees, native bees, and wasps..
  • Welcomed addition to borders, naturalized areas, 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.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Coreopsis
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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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, Arkansas
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Coreopsis
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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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, Arkansas
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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