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Coreopsis – Lance Leaved


The Lance Leaved Coreopsis is a hardy, drought tolerant perennial.  In its first year of growth this plant will develop significantly and may produce a few blooms.  By its second year the Lance Leaved Coreopsis will come into a full bloom.  Often called Tickseed, the seeds produced by this flower resemble certain insects.  A broad range of soil compositions can support growth and it is native to many states found throughout the country, as well as some places in both Mexico and Canada.  Planting should be done in full sun or partial shade. Lance Leaved Coreopsis can withstand transplanting and may be started either indoors or outdoors.  You may need to be stake them up when full grown.  Deadheading flowers throughout their bloom season will provide prolonged and continuous blooms.  The vibrant color of this flower looks brilliant beside Larkspur and Daisies.  If the seeds have the opportunity to make direct contact with soil the Lance Leaved Coreopsis may reseed itself.  The seeds should be planted in the spring, although in most U.S. states seeds planted during the fall planting season will likely subsist.

*Most perennials will not bloom the first year they are planted.  They establish a plant the first year and then bloom the second and every year after that.  Annuals will give you color the first year you plant them and then can reseed themselves if they like where they are growing.   This is why perennials tend to be more expensive.  It takes twice as long to get seed off of the plant than an annual when initially planting.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 20 – 25 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 10 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 95 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 1,085 square feet.

Scientific Name

Coreopsis lanceolata

Product Type

Native Flower






NW Native species, North American Native species



Germination Time

14-30 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Weeks to Bloom

4 to 6 weeks


2 to 11

Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Nectar, Pollen


Bumble Bees, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees


The Lance Leaved Coreopsis is a hardy, drought tolerant perennial

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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