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Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), also known as tickseed coreopsis, is an ambitious self-sowing perennial wildflower with clumps of bright yellow flowers in wide-reaching colonies. Good for growing in urban settings as it’s not fussy and attracts local pollinators like a magnet. Its erect stem and flower stalk hold it up well, so additional help is not required.
Tickseed grows about 2 feet tall and blooms from mid to late spring (April-June) and continues to flower until fall frost. It is located mainly in the central and eastern United States but also flourishes on the West Coast. It needs full to partial sun conditions and dry soil. It is adapted to hardiness zones 3-9.
- Most common member of the coreopsis genus. Coreopsis comes from the ancient word Koris, which means “bug-like” in Greek. This references the way coreopsis seeds stick to clothing like ticks. Its leaves are short and look like lances, leading to its name other name lanceolata.
- Popular with pollinators, it is also admired by onlookers for its golden blossoms.
- This plant’s seeds are typically planted in rocky or clay banks to create a ground cover surface. Can grow in just about any soil type, even sandy soils! Best grown in dry to mesic (medium) moisture and well-drained soils. Can also thrive in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prefers full sun.
- Deadheading spent flowers can prolong its bloom time into the summer and prevents any unwanted self-seeding.
- Though native to the U.S., they’re considered an invasive species in other countries like Japan.
Overall, Lanceleaf tickseed is a solid choice for Americans who love hardy native wildflowers that don’t need much oversight to grow in wildflower gardens. Buy tickseed coreopsis seeds now for 40% off before they’re gone! Home grown in Missouri. High quality and germination guaranteed.
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