Lanceleaf tickseed

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Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

  • ​​Common Name:  Lance-leaved Coreopsis (other common name, Tickweed) Florida State Wildflower
  • Scientific Name:  Coreopsis lanceolate
  • Family Name:  Asteraceae
  • Origin: Native to North America
  • Height:  18” – 47”
  • Width:  12” – 24”
  • Growth: Fast growing
  • Zone: 4 - 10
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/pH/Texture:  Likes acidic, slightly alkaline, sandy loam
  • Soil Moisture:  Well drained soils.
  • Drought Tolerance:  Low tolerance.
  • Pests/Diseases: Few problems.
  • Growing Conditions: low maintenance and easy to grow.  Deadhead for more blooming.
  • Characteristics:  Can be found on roadsides, fields, and many gardens across the United States. Most are daisy-like with a ring of yellow petals surrounding a brown or yellow center.  Typically blooms in spring and summer. 
  • Propagation:  Propagated from seed. Division can be done in the spring or fall.   
  • Wildlife:  Attracts butterflies.
  • Facts: Coreopsis are considered perennials as they reappear each year. These colorful plants have bright green leaves that can be either large or narrow. They have single or double flowers that come in orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow. They are held upright upon tall leafless stems.
  • Designer Considerations: The flowers on tall leafless stems that enable the blooms to be beautifully incorporated into flower arrangements.