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Coreopsis lanceolata (Asteraceae)
An erect, drought tolerant perennial which can also withstand prolonged periods of moisture. Native to the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains, it is now found throughout North America. Flowers are bright yellow affixed to a single, elongated stem. Will grow in partial shade to full sun in various soil types. Normally takes two years to become established.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 2-3 feet
Germination: 20-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65F-70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: May-July
Average seeds per pound: 221,000
Seeding rate: 10 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 272 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Floral gardens, meadows, roadsides, mixtures, slopes.
Miscellaneous: Does excellent in raised flowerbeds. Free flowers all summer with adequate moisture. Foliage makes an attractive ground cover throughout the year.