Coreopsis leavenworthii

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Leavenworth's Tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5 to 3.0 ft tall by .5 to 1.5 ft wide
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Phenology:Annual. Flowers all year.
Habitats:Moist to wet flatwoods, marl prairies, sandhill, scrub, and disturbed areas. Common on moist, open roadsides.


Recommended Uses:Cultivated flower beds, wildflower gardens, meadows, and butterfly gardens.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Attracts small butterflies.

Source of nectar and pollen for honeybees, native bees, and wasps.