Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: May – August
Suggested Uses: Sand Coreopsis has vibrant yellow-gold flowers and grows well in a variety of soil types. It can grow in very sandy soils and is valued for its use on a lake’s edge. It is also a great option for heavy clay soils. Grows nicely with Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) which both bloom during the same period. Both of these plants have a fairly long bloom season for perennials. 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. It is salt tolerant, deer resistant and drought tolerant.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Found in Anoka, Houston and Blue Earth counties in Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies and birds.
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.
Other Uses: Showy cut flower in a vase.
Name: “Coreopsis” is from Greek, roughly equating to, “having the appearance of a bug”. The bug-like seed also gives rise to its common name “Tickseed”
Other names: Lanceleaf Tickseed, Lance Leaf Coreopsis
More information: USDA plant profile