Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) in the Tickseeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Many flat dry seeds (achenes)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Needs 1 month cold moist treatment.
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: This plant self seeds. May germinate without stratification.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 5, 2012 5:03 PM

A showy wildflower in Illinois scattered throughout the state in dry prairies and sandy or rocky soils.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 2, 2014 8:11 PM

According to NPIN, Coreopsis lanceolata has special value to native bees, and supports conservation biological control by attracting beneficial insects to the garden.

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 25, 2016 5:20 PM

Lovely large yellow flowers with toothed petals (technically petaloid rays). More compact and showier (in my opinion) than Prairie Tickseed (Coreopsis palmata) , but needs dry soil, preferably sandy.

I planted this two years ago, and it rotted over the winter — the soil was too wet, I guess. Fortunately, I had scattered the seed around the garden, and several plants came up. After one year, they are getting ready to bloom.

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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On May 20, 2015 Bloomed
flaflwrgrl On April 7, 2015 Bloomed
flaflwrgrl On December 3, 2013 Seeds sown
From wildflower seed.
got2b On July 8, 2015 Bloomed
1 bloomed from last year
acquired 5 more on July 4th @ Alikee's
got2b From July 4, 2014 to July 4, 2015 Transplanted
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Year 4 Wildflowers progress by flaflwrgrl Jul 21, 2018 7:28 PM 14
Gardens near homes and wasps nest by cshahar Jan 20, 2018 10:58 PM 35
Has anyone renovated their entire yard? by Invaded Jan 15, 2018 1:11 PM 15
Coreopsis ID? by MrsBinWY Oct 28, 2017 5:10 PM 2
Coreopsis - how many years will it come back? by Gschnettler Jun 2, 2018 3:54 PM 11
Low maintenance Butterfly garden in ohio? by Gschnettler Jul 29, 2016 10:28 PM 26
North American Wildflowers 2016 by flaflwrgrl May 9, 2016 6:55 PM 60
SE USA wildflowers, 2015 by purpleinopp Mar 22, 2016 8:19 PM 26
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) by Seedfork Mar 6, 2015 5:42 PM 9
A few flowers I found Monday by Horntoad May 6, 2013 8:51 PM 9

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