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Coreopsis spp.

Coreopsis, Tickseed

Simple to grow, reseed readily, may be used as cut flowers, and are also nectar plants for butterflies. Coreopsis is a great, bright little daisy-like flower for your Florida native garden.

Coreopsis, Tickseed


Coreopsis flowers. Click to enlarge.

Plant Facts:

Common Name:   Coreopsis, Tickseed

Botanical Name:   Coreopsis spp.

Plant Type:  Multistemmed perennial flower.

Zones: 4-10

Height:  3'

Soil Requirements:  Damp or dry locations. Any type sandy soil.

Water Requirements: Drought tolerant.

Light Requirements: Flower best in full sun.

Leaves:  Varying by species, may be alternate or opposite, long and narrow or oval, and smooth to hairy.

Flowers: Daisy-like, 1" across, bright yellow rays and deep brown or purplish centers on slender branched stalks, bloom mainly in spring and summer, but may appear at any time of the year.


Uses:  Good cut flower, attracts butterflies.

Propagation:  Seeds

Source:  Native Florida Plants: Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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