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Lance-leaved coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata

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Coreopsis lanceolata 'Ruby Throat'

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 CharacteristicsSuitable 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. 

CarePlant 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. 

PropagationSow seed in mid-late winter at 55° to 61°F, divide plants in early spring, or root basal cuttings in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.

  • Genus : Coreopsis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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