$2.95 – $7.95
Soil: Mesic(Medium) to Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The solitary flower heads are 2″-2 1/2″ across. The heads are made up of 8 petal-like ray flowers with notched tips surrounding numerous disk flowers.
Leaves: The basal leaves are 3″-6″ long and elliptical to linear. The upper leaves are opposite, unstalked and linear to oblong.
This vibrant yellow-gold flower grows in a variety of soil types, however it can be grown on very sandy soils and is valued for its use on a lake’s edge. It blooms at the same time that the Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) does and therefore makes them nice companion plants. Both of these plants have a fairly long period of bloom for a perennial and are showy together. Dead-heading will make them bloom longer. Sand Coreopsis is a short-lived perennial, but will reseed itself. It is an excellent pollinator plant that attracts bees and butterflies.
Other Uses: Showy cut flower in a vase.
Name: Coreopsis is from Greek meaning; having the appearance of a bug. The bug-like seed also gives rise to its common Other name: Lanceleaf Tickseed, Lance-leaved Coreopsis