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Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed 'Sterntaler'

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: Sterntaler



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 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

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Lakehead, California

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

Harwich, Massachusetts

Hopkins, Minnesota

Haddonfield, New Jersey

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Croton On Hudson, New York

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Magna, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 14, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Mine does just fine in xeric conditions and in heavy clay. It does prefer full sun or else it won't grow so much and produce flowers as well. Germination not very high, despite that, if you do not deadhead, you probably will find a few seedlings next year.


On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

COREOPSIS lanceolata Sternaler - Short 16" - plant 16" apart. Zone 5-9. Long flowering variety. The frilly center is surrounded by a leather-brown ring, then back to a double row of yellow petals.

Plant Care:
Of the easiest care, providing a wealth of cut flowers. Heat tolerant.

Blooms: Late Spring, Early summer to Fall

Flower Color: Yellow

Sun-Shade: Full Sun

Accent Color: Yellow

Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy

Plant Height: Short

Zones: z5,z6,z7,z8,z9