Prairie Coreopsis, Prairie Tickseed, Stiff Coreopsis

Coreopsis palmata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: palmata (pahl-MAY-tuh) (Info)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palm Springs, California

Saint Charles, Illinois

Iowa City, Iowa

Beatrice, Nebraska

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bulverde, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 23, 2009, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice, bushy plants that will be completely covered in buttery yellow flowers in early summer. Tough as nails once established. It has a reputation for aggressiveness, but I've had it in my garden for three years without any problem.


On Oct 11, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Prairie coreopsis is a perennial plant from 1 to 3 feet tall. Found in dry prairies, glades, open woods and roadsides. Associated with acid soils. Cool moist stratification or seeds improves germination. This plant can be aggressive if not planted with competitive species.


On Aug 31, 2001, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Easily grown in dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks encourages additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding. Spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding, and in optimum growing conditions will naturalize to form large colonies. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt. If grown in borders, division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain robustness.