Coreopsis- Leavensworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) (Florida Native)
Coreopsis- Leavensworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) (Florida Native)

Coreopsis- Leavensworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) (Florida Native)

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Coreopsis- Leavensworth's Tickseed
Coreopsis leavenworthii
This radiant, yellow wildflower is native to Florida and Southern Alabama but will grow as an annual in colder areas as well. This wildflower is an easy-to-grow plant that flowers in short order.

This lovely wildflower has been named for Melines Conkling Leavenworth (1796-1862), a botanist who collected this specimen from his native Florida as well as many others throughout the southeastern United States. Its common name of "tickseed" comes from the resemblance of the seeds to that particular bug. Hardiness and love of dry soil make the flowers in this family especially valuable to citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991. This plant likes almost any soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Coreopsis needs regular watering throughout it's early days, but is very drought tolerant when established. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the Spring or Summer, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification.


Days to germination 10-15 days with Sunlight
Days to maturity  60-80
Plant time October- March (Possible Perennial)
Spacing 12 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 55-78 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.5
Height 28 inches
Harvest August through November
Coreopsis- Leavensworth's Tickseed
Coreopsis leavenworthii
This radiant, yellow wildflower is native to Florida and Southern Alabama but will grow as an annual in colder areas as well. This wildflower is an easy-to-grow plant that flowers in short order.

This lovely wildflower has been named for Melines Conkling Leavenworth (1796-1862), a botanist who collected this specimen from his native Florida as well as many others throughout the southeastern United States. Its common name of "tickseed" comes from the resemblance of the seeds to that particular bug. Hardiness and love of dry soil make the flowers in this family especially valuable to citizens of the state of Florida, who appointed Coreopsis as their official state wildflower in 1991. This plant likes almost any soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Coreopsis needs regular watering throughout it's early days, but is very drought tolerant when established. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the Spring or Summer, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification.


Days to germination 10-15 days with Sunlight
Days to maturity  60-80
Plant time October- March (Possible Perennial)
Spacing 12 inches
Sun Full sun
Soil temperature 55-78 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.5
Height 28 inches
Harvest August through November