Lance-Leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) Quick Facts:
Host Plant to Silvery Checkerspot Buckeyes, Nectar plant to Monarch, Buckeyes, and many more butterflies
Native to majority of US, except Rocky Mountains
Hardy in USDA zones 3-9
Prefers full sun
Prefers well-drained soil
Bright yellow flowers bloom spring through summer
Grows 1-3 feet tall
Space plants 12 inches apart
Propagated by seed
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Seeds for your Butterfly Garden
Plant Lance-Leaf Coreopsis for a beautiful array of bright yellow flowers! The plant grows up to 3 feet high with a single bloom on each erect stem. This herbaceous perennial is clump forming with short rhizomes. Some other names for this species include Sand Coreopsis, Longstalk Coreopsis, Coreopsis crassifolia, Coreopsis heterogyna, and Lanceleaf Tickseed. Just look at the seeds and you will see where the name Tickseed comes from! But here at Joyful Butterfly, we will stick with the name Lance-leaf.
Starting Coreopsis from seed:
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis seeds may be sowed at a depth anywhere between the surface and 1/16″ deep. The seeds may be fall sowed or planted early spring. Cold stratification is not required, but may give slightly better germination rate. Keep soil slightly moist. The plant needs well-draining soil. In the right conditions, the Lance-Leaf Coreopsis will grow quickly and bloom the first year.