Coreopsis verticillata L.
Threadleaf coreopsis, Whorled tickseed, Whorled coreopsis
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: cove5
This plant spreads by rhizomes.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , KY , MA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , SC , TN , VA , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Distribution: MD to SC, e. to KY & TN
Native Habitat: Wood edges, pine savannahs, Post Oak savannahs
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy, well-drained soil.
BenefitUse Ornamental: A popular garden flower since the 19th century.
Use Wildlife: Seeds eaten by birds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Division , Seeds
Description: Propagate by dividing either in the fall or early spring. Seeds may be sown outside in late fall or the following spring without any cold treatment. Seedlings grow rapidly.
Seed Collection: Nutlets are mature and ready for collection about four weeks after the flowers wither. Watch the inner series of bracts; when they begin to darken, it is time to collect. Remove chaff and store in sealed, refrigerated containers. Storage life is at least three years.
Seed Treatment: Seeds of this genus generally germinate without pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: This plant spreads by rhizomes but can be controlled by lifting and dividing every 3-4 years. This also increases the vigor of the plant.
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
United States Botanic Garden - Washington, DC
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coreopsis verticillata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coreopsis verticillata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coreopsis verticillata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-11
Research By: TWC Staff