- May Benefit & Attract: cardinals & grosbeaks, wrens, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, vireos
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 1-2' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native Lanceleaf Tickseed?
Golden Daisy-shaped flowers that are plentiful in the summer garden and are a joy to behold—like pure sunshine in flower form! Lanceleaf Coreopsis starts off the yellow flower parade with a bang. Opening its sunny blooms in earliest summer or even late spring, it can’t wait to bring that warm golden glow to the landscape. Soon butterflies and skippers will be flitting from flower to flower, as well as countless species of hardworking native bees, beetles, and beneficial wasps and flies. Songbirds follow to nibble the nutritious seeds. For a celebration of flora and fauna, Lanceleaf Coreopsis is tops!
Originally native over a large swath of the United States, from Wisconsin to Maryland in the North and from Texas to Florida in the South, Lanceleaf Coreopsis has since spread its reach even further. Reproducing itself easily from seed, it has escaped garden settings and naturalized itself in New England as well as in parts of the Rocky Mountain States and on the West Coast. In Japan and China, it has been so successful that it has been declared an invasive weed. Here in the U.S., it is not considered a problem even in areas where it has spread. It is a joy to see and is a friend to wildlife.
How to use Audubon® Native Lanceleaf Tickseed in the landscape?
One fascinating insect that makes use of Lanceleaf Coreopsis is the wavy-lined emerald moth, which lays its eggs on the flowers. Known as the camouflaged looper in its immature state, the caterpillar, which is patterned like a pair of camo pants, disguises itself even further by actually detaching pieces of the flower and sticking them to its back! When it transforms into an adult, it becomes a beautiful lime-green moth.
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Audubon® Native Lanceleaf Tickseed
Give Lanceleaf Coreopsis a position in full sun. Well-drained soils will produce the longest-lived plants; in fact, “Sand Coreopsis” is another name for this light soil–loving species. Go easy on the fertilizer and irrigation, too, or floppy stems may result. Once established, it does not like to be spoiled with rich conditions. Lanceleaf Coreopsis reseeds readily, which is the best way to increase the size of your planting. Powdery mildew can be an issue with this species, especially when circulation is poor or when plants don’t receive enough sun or soil moisture. This is generally only a cosmetic issue and won’t kill the plant.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.