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Care of the plant Coreopsis lanceolata or Lanceleaf Tickseed.

Care of the plant Coreopsis lanceolata or Lanceleaf Tickseed

The genus Coreopsis, family Asteraceae, includes 100 species of perennial and annual plants native to America. Some species are: Coreopsis lanceolata, Coreopsis gigantea, Coreopsis grandiflora, Coreopsis auriculata, Coreopsis elegans, Coreopsis coronata, Coreopsis tinctoria.

Common names: Giant Sea Dahlia, Giant coreopsis. This species is native to California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico).

They are herbaceous perennial plants that reach 60 cm in height. The leaves are linear and green in color. The yellow flowers appear at the end of the stem and are similar to daisies. They bloom in summer and can do so until winter.

They are used as cut flowers (floral decorations) and to form flower beds in the garden combined with other flowers such as Cosmos, Zinnia or Callistephus.

Coreopsis lanceolata needs full sun exposure and protected from the wind.

They prefer well-drained soils that contain organic matter.

Water moderately all year round and increase watering a little in summer.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

These plants can be attacked, especially in summer, by mites and aphids.

They propagate by seeds sown in late winter.

Images of the plant Coreopsis lanceolata or Lanceleaf Tickseed

Coreopsis grandiflora
Coreopsis lanceolata
Coreopsis lanceolata
Coreopsis lanceolata
Coreopsis lanceolata
Coreopsis lanceolata
 

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