Coreopsis major

tickseed, greater tickseed

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 1-2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,brown,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, butterfly garden or meadow. Stems spread but not aggressive.
Propagation: Seed. Division.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: adaptable


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Attracts pollinators, especially butterflies. Small birds eat seed.
Native Habitats: Sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Leaves are whorled at intervals around the stem.