Coreopsis lanceolata

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Lance-leaved Tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5 - 2.5 ft tall by .5 - 1.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant. Mostly blooms in spring.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower beds, butterfly gardens or meadows.
Considerations:Will self-seed and so could become weedy.
Propagation:Seed and division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
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:Sand
Soil pH:6.0 - 7.0



Attracts butterflies and  pollinators. 

Native Habitats:Sandhills, edges of cypress swamps and marshes, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:In central Florida, lanceleaf has a relatively short blooming period compared to Leavenworth's tickseed - wrapping things up by mid-summer, whereas C. Leavenworthii is still flowering come Fall. Coreopsis is the state wildflower.