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Coreopsis lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Gardens)

Perennials

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata or lanceleaf coreopsis is a Missouri native wildflower which typically grows to 2 feet tall and occurs in prairies, glades, fields and roadsides primarily in the Ozark region of the State. Features yellow, daisy-like flowers with eight yellow rays that are toothed at the tips and flat yellow center disks. Flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from spring to early summer. Narrow leaves appear primarily near the base of the plant in tufts. Best naturalized in native wildflower gardens, meadows or prairies. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils.

Additional:

Missouri native and MSD Stormwater BMP Native plant used in Infiltration Basins & Dry Swales, Surface Sand Filters, Bioretention & Organic Filters-Informal applications

Lanceleaf Coreopsis Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun, especially sandy or rocky soil. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flowers encourages additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt.

Height:

12-24 Inches

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Spread:

12-18 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Coreopsis lanceolata

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Naturalizing
Container
Rock Garden
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Native
Border or Bed
Great Companion Plants for Coreopsis lanceolata
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'New Vintage Red')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit')
Tall Bearded Iris Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Ozark Rebounder')
Beardtongue Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dakota™ Burgundy')
Meadow Sage Meadow Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Marvel')
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