Coreopsis palmata is a perennial native to the State of Missouri (USA) where it is commonly found in prairies and glades.
Coreopsis palmata or Prairie tickseed is easy to grow in ordinary, well-drained soil in a sunny position. It is very tough and can survive in gravelly soil.
It is a hardy, rhizomatous plant which easily re-seeds and has a long summer flowering period.
We recommend planting Coreopsis palmata for landscaping, to create a natural meadow or to colonise poor, dry areas or as a stabiliser in an unstable environment, such as a dune.
Prairie tickseed works well in a perennial bed as long as you remove the dried flower heads.
Maintenance: divide the clumps every three years.
Photo credit: Coreopsis palmata in its natural habitat (Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA)
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 100 cm to 130cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: summer flowers