Coreopsis lanceolata

lance-leaved tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1.5 - 2.5 ft    Width: .5 - 1.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
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: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.0 - 7.0


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Attracts many species of butterfly as well as other pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seed.
Native Habitats: Sandhills, edges of cypress swamps and marshes, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other 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.