Lance-leaved coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata 'Ruby Throat'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Lance-leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
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Genus:  Coreopsis
Solitary yellow petals with toothed edges and flat, yellow centers open from early to late summer. Native to the central and southern U.S.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Suitable for naturalizing or for wild garden areas. The blooms make good cut flowers, and are attractive to bees and butterflies. The species is tolerant of a variety of soils. 
Care:  Plant in full sun or part shade. Deadhead to encourage rebloom and prevent self-sowing. It thrives on poor soils and is tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought. 
Propagation:  Sow seed in mid-late winter at 55° to 61°F, divide plants in early spring, or root basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower,
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Roadside
Style
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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