Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed Coreopsis 'Baby Sun'

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)
Cultivar: Baby Sun
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sonnenkind)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Marion, Arkansas

Denver, Colorado

Windsor, Connecticut

Harlem, Georgia

Indianapolis, Indiana

Salem, Kentucky

Skowhegan, Maine

Blissfield, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Buffalo, New York

Elba, New York

Garrettsville, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Verona, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Corryton, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Amarillo, Texas

Cleburne, Texas

Houston, Texas

Kaysville, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Casper, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 10, 2009, DenverJude from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

very easy & nice both in and out of flower


On Jun 10, 2008, GreeneLady from Oak Island, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted this from seed earlier this year. I directly sowed the seed in a prepared garden bed and just kept it wet. They were extremely easy to grow and have already bloomed. These darling little flowers are a nice companion for dwarf sun flowers and terra cotta calibrachoa (million bells).


On Jun 6, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very beautiful plant. With minimal care it is easy to have a lush plant that is chock full of blooms!

Light aids germination of seeds.