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

Common names
  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis
  • Tickseed
  • Tickseed Coreopsis
  • Lanceleaf Tickseed
  • Sand Coreopsis
  • Lance-leaved Coreopsis

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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 2, 2014 8:11 PM concerning plant:
    According to NPIN, Coreopsis lanceolata has special value to native bees, and supports conservation biological control by attracting beneficial insects to the garden.
  • Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 25, 2016 5:20 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 5, 2012 5:03 PM concerning plant:
    A showy wildflower in Illinois scattered throughout the state in dry prairies and sandy or rocky soils.
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
MrsBinWY On October 26, 2019 Transplanted
3 at end (north side) of the stone path that leads to the dog yard
MrsBinWY On July 21, 2019 Potted up
On 7-21-2019, potted up 3 seedlings.
MrsBinWY On July 4, 2019 Transplanted
On 7-4-2019, planted 9 with the other plants.
MrsBinWY On May 13, 2019 Potted up
MrsBinWY On March 22, 2019 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On March 16, 2019 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On March 10, 2019 Seeds sown
16 seeds from 2018G in milk jug @ room temp
MrsBinWY On March 9, 2019 Seeds sown
10 seeds (all) from luvsgrtdanes in milk jug @ room temp
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