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Lanced Leaf Coreopsis

Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata, also known as Lanceleaf Coreopsis or Tickseed is one of the perennial wildflowers growing in our yard. It is native to most of North America. I didn’t plant it, it just volunteered. At first I was pulling it out, thinking it was a weed. But it kept coming back so I let it grow to see what it was.

It’s doing great and easily spreads by seed. The plant forms clumps and grows about 24 inches high and has 1 to 2 inch flowers in early summer. It likes full sun but will tolerate light shade with fewer blooms. Keep it deadheaded to encourage more blooms. Butterflies love it and the seeds are a favorite for goldfinches.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elaine on May 31, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Hmmm, I might need to get some of this.

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  2. I’ll collect some seeds for you.

    Reply

  3. Posted by bhd on June 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I miss my wildflower garden. And the deer are dead-heading my bee balm before it blossoms. DAMMIT!

    Reply

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