Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium-Dry, Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 2 feet
Spread: 2 foot
Blooms: May, June, July, August
Root: Fibrous, Rhizomatous
Habitat: Prairies, Limestone bluffs, Roadsides
Landscape uses: Pollinator Garden, Natural gardens, Poor soil areas
Wildlife Value: The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract many kinds of insect visitors, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers, day-flying moths, and beetles. Host Plant: Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata), and Common Tan Wave (Pleuroprucha insulsaria). The larvae of these moths feed on the flowerheads.
Seed Origin: Ontario
Germination Code: C(30)
Coreopsis Lanceolata - Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Lance-leaf Coreopsis is also called Sand Coreopsis since it grows well in sunny, dry, hot sites with sandy or poor soil. waves brightly in late spring and early summer on sunny, even hot sites with dry, sandy or poor soil. The bright yellow, daisy-like flowers emerge in late spring and persist throughout summer if you dead head the wilted blosoms.