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Coastal Tickseed Coreopsis gladiata

Previously known as:

  • Coreopsis falcata
  • Coreopsis helianthoides
  • Coreopsis longifolia
  • Coreopsis longifolia var. godfreyi
Phonetic Spelling
kor-ee-OP-sis glad-ee-AY-tuh
Description

Sickle Tickseed is a herbaceous perennial that may grow 1 to 2 feet tall.

This plant is a short-lived perennial native wildflower found in wet prairies, the edges of cypress swamps, floodplain forests, marshes, bogs, pine savannahs, and ditches. It can be damaged by browsing deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Powdery mildew is a concern.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#yellow#summer#perennial#herbs#acidic soil#wildflowers#partial sun#cut flowers#fall interest#coastal#wet sites#pond margins#food source#NC native#deer damage#golden#long bloom time#golden flowers#borders#pollinator plant#native wildflower#clumping#food source summer#food source fall#nectar plant fall#nectar plant summer#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#sandy soils tolerant#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#food source hard-mast fruit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    gladiata
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Carolina to Texas
    Distribution:
    AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC
    Wildlife Value:
    Songbirds eat the seeds, nectar from flowers favored by bees and butterflies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Achene with lacerate wings and 2 short, barbed awns. Late summer. Displays from September to December.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The flowers have a small, tubular, central disk with the bright yellow ray petals which are notched at the ends. Blooms from August to November.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Spatulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are petiolate, elliptic to spatulate in outline, entire (rarely with 1-2 basal lobes), thick and leathery in texture, and glabrous. Stem leaves are alternate, lanceolate to linear in outline, with the blade little differentiated from the petiole.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil