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PlantFiles: Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: lanceolata (lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Coreopsis crassifolia
Synonym:Coreopsis heterogyna
Synonym:Coreopsis lanceolata var. villosa

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

41 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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8 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mbhoakct76 On Mar 16, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:

grows tall and bushy, easy to grow and hardy in zone 5. i like the foliage. To me its a must have- but give it its space.

Positive HortusBiebel On Aug 21, 2006, HortusBiebel from Carol Stream, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Many coreopsis are native to Illinois and other praries states. I live in Illinois, and it seems to thrive in its natural area here. It produces stems from which skinny, smaller stems protrude. These hold the beautiful, bright yellow, daisylike flowers. Rabbits seem to find mine a real delicacy; try rabbit and deer prevention spray for this problem. It works for me.

Positive maggiemoo On Jul 12, 2005, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

An easy plant in TX, a TX native.

Positive Windy On Aug 19, 2004, Windy from Belleville , IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

The lanceleaf coreopsis is a favorite of the goldfinches who visit my yard. They will hang on a seed pod until they scarf down every last seed. It is a lovely addition to those that do not care if a bird shares the harvest.

Neutral punaheledp On Jul 2, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

my sister sent me a packet of seeds. I planted about 6 mos. ago and plants seem healthy but have not yet bloomed. Can somebody tell me when I should expect plants from seed to bloom? Don't know how they'll do here in zone 11, packet did not list zones, but does say they are drought tolerant whem mature. My plants are about 8"-10" tall. If they bloom will change rating to positive and add to list of where they grow.

Positive saya On Jun 30, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I cannot do without her in my garden for her long and cheerfull blooming. She provides me with cutflowers whole season long.

Positive bayouposte On May 8, 2004, bayouposte from Bossier City, LA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Cheerful, easy plant. Flowers face east in the morning and west in the afternoon, but sometime after dark --they turn east again, as if anticipating the sun. I love the idea that it doesn't just lean to the sun, it knows where the sun comes up and prepares for sunrise.

Positive melody On May 3, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A great addition to any wildflower garden. Easy to grow and hardy, they will last for years and multiply.

An American Native that deserves more regognition than it gets.

When deadheaded, they will have a very long bloom season.

Positive PurplePansies On Aug 1, 2003, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

A native American plant. Surely not an unusual plant or with outstandingly showy flowers, but grown extensively for good reason. Blooms over a long period, and it is VERY easy to grow, thriving in a variety of conditions, its only demands are probably to be planted in full sun, and not to be planted in the wettest or heavy clay spots. Bright yellow flowers are cheery, combine well with many flowers and are a good addition to most gardens. Its somewhat open and airy habit can add a softening effect when planted around stiffer plants. Very easy to grow from seed, should deadhead or remove seedheads, if self-sown seedlings are not desired. Not bothered by diseases or insects. However, after a strong rain, in partial shade or overly rich or wet soil, plants can tend to flop over. Plants are so easy to grow that they can spread almost invasively. Monitor their growth, but their spreading is seldom a nuisance.

Neutral Crimson On Sep 1, 2002, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Makes great cut flowers, lasting over a week. Grew very tall (3 1/2 ft) and flowered, I cut it back after it started to slow on flower production and it burst forth with tons more blooms. I keep it dead headed, produces tons of seed.

Neutral gardener_mick On Nov 8, 2000, gardener_mick from Wentworth, SD (Zone 4a) wrote:

These are a perennial in zones 4-9. They need full sun and well drained soil that is fertile and somewhat moist. They produce 1 1/2 to 2 1/2" flowers that are yellow. They will have single to double flowers on top of 12-12" stems. The foliage is a deep green. They bloom from summer to fall.


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

Auburn, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Flagstaff, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Blytheville, Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas
Ben Lomond, California
Cool, California
Fallbrook, California
Fremont, California
Menifee, California
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Littleton, Colorado
New Haven, Connecticut
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Winsted, Connecticut
Havana, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Miccosukee Cpo, Florida
North Port, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Carrollton, Georgia
Newnan, Georgia
Villa Rica, Georgia
Boise, Idaho
Carol Stream, Illinois
Oak Forest, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Noblesville, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
Indianola, Iowa
Kingman, Kansas
Lansing, Kansas
Benton, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hanson, Kentucky
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Houghton Lake, Michigan
Stanwood, Michigan
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Mathiston, Mississippi
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Piedmont, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Blair, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Lincroft, New Jersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Corrales, New Mexico
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Berkshire, New York
Penn Yan, New York
Staten Island, New York
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Bucyrus, Ohio
Cambridge, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbia Station, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Delaware, Ohio
Duncan Falls, Ohio
Mogadore, Ohio
Lone Wolf, Oklahoma
Schulter, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Troy, Pennsylvania
Washington, Pennsylvania
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Charleston, South Carolina
Greer, South Carolina
Cookeville, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Bulverde, Texas
Carrollton, Texas
Conroe, Texas
Crawford, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Houston, Texas
La Porte, Texas
Mesquite, Texas
Paris, Texas
Tomball, Texas
Wylie, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Springfield, Virginia
Walkerton, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Muscoda, Wisconsin
Porterfield, Wisconsin

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