All images and text © The cultivars are selected for special characteristics, such as the double flowers of “Early Sunrise”. Sweet You must be a magazine subscriber to access this feature. If maintaining biodiversity and preservation of our native pollinators is a priority for you, I recommend reading Praire Moon Nurseries stand on Cultivars at this link. Also spreads by rhizomes. © 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. donations to help keep this site free and up to date for This plant is a workhorse in establishing wildflower meadows, erosion control, and utility rights of way. In fact, I recall seeing it blooming in September also during favorable weather, but I haven’t taken a photograph to document this yet. to exist in the state, but not documented to a county within is shown on the map. Plants form broad, dense clumps with many stiff, leafy stems and spread by slender rhizomes. It typically grows to about 12 inches in height and produces large, yellow flowers throughout the summer. Take a photo and to exist in the county by As the name implies, this species bears large, daisy-like blossoms (2.5 inches across) of golden yellow rays and darker yellow centers. It has very showy bright yellow flowers and blooms late spring to late summer. Divide every 3-4 years to maintain robustness. Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. Often grown as an annual. County documented: documented Through introduction and garden escapes, this coreopsis has become established in the eastern and central U.S. well north of its native range.The genus name comes from the Greek words koris meaning "bug" and opsis meaning "like" in reference to the shape of the seed which resembles a bug or tick.Specific epithet means large-flowered.Common name of tickseed is in reference to the resemblance of the seeds to ticks. Large flowered tickseed is a clump forming herbaceous perennial and a member of the aster family, Asteraceae, that also includes sunflower, daisy, and lettuce. To reuse an Go Botany: Native Plant Trust The Large-Flower Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) is a hardy perennial with threadlike leaves divided into 3 lobes and yellow ray flowers approximately 1-2 inches in diameter. A showstopper in the summer garden, Coreopsis grandiflora (Large Flower Tickseed) is a clump-forming perennial wildflower boasting a profusion of showy bright yellow flowers, 2-3 in. large-flowered tickseed. (1995), but specimens are unknown. Coreopsis grandiflora has disk corollas 3.3–4.8 mm long and stems with 6–10 (or more) leaf-bearing nodes below the first peduncle. My husband teases me that all of our native wildflowers are my favorites. image, please click it to see who you will need to contact. Coreopsis grandiflora at the edge of a stream. Coreopsis grandiflora has several key attributes that place it on my favorites list. Coreopsis grandiflora, commonly called large-flowered tickseed, is native to prairies, glades, open woods, thickets, roadsides and open ground in the southeastern U.S. from Florida to Texas and New Mexico north to Georgia, Missouri and Kansas.It typically grows in a clump to 2' tall. Cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt. pilosa Sherff • CT, RI, VT; also reported from ME by Campbell et al. COREOPSIS / TICKSEED Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' ‘Early Sunrise' Large Flowered Tickseed C. lanceolata. While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. Get complete site access to decades of expert advice, regional content, and more, plus the print magazine. Coreopsis grandiflora Cultivars are produced by selective breeding over generations from the native plant. All rights reserved. Flowers appear singly atop slender, erect stems rising to 2' tall. Large-flowered tickseed is found in much of the United States outside the Northwest, but it may only occur in New England as an escaped garden plant. Tickseed flowers live for 2 to 3 years if given the proper care, and are hardy in zones 4 through 9. Hence, it’s an important plant for our native pollinators. The leaves are very slender, almost thread-like. Latin Name/Common Name- The latin name ‘coreopsis’ comes from Koris (bug) and Opsis (view). May be grown as annuals. Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Upper leaves are pinnatifid and deeply lobed, but lower leaves at the base of the plant are lobeless and linear. Use in the border or rock gardens and in swaths to provide a long season of color. Coreopsis grandiflora, commonly called large-flowered tickseed, is native to prairies, glades, open woods, thickets, roadsides and open ground in the southeastern U.S. from Florida to Texas and New Mexico north to Georgia, Missouri and Kansas. This makes Coreopsis grandiflora one of our longest blooming native wildflowers, behind some superstars like our native verbena, Glandularia canadensis and black-eyed susan, Rudbeckia hirta. Cookies, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' (Threadleaf Coreopsis), Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams' (Pink Tickseed), Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' (Tickseed), Native Plant Alternatives to Lantana camara (Largeleaf Lantana), Native Plant Alternatives to Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge), Want Garden Inspiration?