Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata

  • Butterfly plant; covered with yellow daisy-like flowers
  • Native to east and southeast Texas
  • ‘Sunray’ and ‘Baby Sun’ are tighter, more compact
  • Prune or shear off spent blooms to encourage more flowers

Coreopsis lanceolata is a clump forming perennial that expands into colonies from underground rhizomes. The basal leaves close are evergreen and un-lobed. In spring slender stalks rise bearing bright green stem leaves that are usually deeply lobed. The stems are terminated by golden daisy-like flowers that wave in the slightest breeze. Plants flourish in sun and mesic to dry soils.

This is one of the most dependable perennial wildflowers for bloom, and since its native to such a wide area of North America, it does well almost anywhere. The leaves are shiny green, and sword-like. Expect the classic perennial habit of no bloom the first year from seed, and then a big show from the second spring on.

Common Names: Coreopsis Species, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Tickseed