Coreopsis floridana

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Florida Tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms fall and winter.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Useful as a colorful wildflower along the edge of a wetland. Often overlooked as sunflowers are blooming at the same time. But if the site is appropriate, worthwhile.
Propagation:Seed. Rarely planted due to its site specificity.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic but moderately adaptable



Attracts many different butterflies and  pollinators.

Native Habitats:Wet prairie, herbaceous seepage areas, wet roadsides.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:This is one of our larger (taller and larger flowers) Coreopsis species.