Coreopsis common names include tickseed and calliopsis is
a genus of herbs in the family Asteraceae. Many of its 35
species are cultivated. The flowers are usually yellow with
a toothed tip.
Coreopsis are related to the sunflower but have
much smaller blossoms.
Other Names: Tickseed, Calliopsis, Dyer's
Calliopsis, Dyer's Coreopsis, Golden Tickseed,
Plains Coreopsis, Tall Plain's Coreopsis
Descriptions: Coreopsis has daisy like
flowers with notched or toothed petals. Coreopsis
grows in clumps.
Size: Coreopsis grows to 18 to 4 feet
Symbolism: Coreopsis symbolizes cheerfulness.
Grow Details: Coreopsis is generally easy
Soil Type: Fertile
Soil PH: Tolerant PH 6.1 to 7.8
Water: Standard Watering
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: Coreopsis grows up to 18
inches to 4 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Yellow, Yellow with
Brown Center, or Less Popular Pink,
Propagation: Propagate through seed
or division in Spring or Fall
Division/Transplants: Divide in the
Spring or Fall
Type: Annual or Perennial
Herbal Remedy Properties: Boiled coreopsis
seeds were once made into poultices to relieve
Native Area: Coreopsis are native to North
America, Central and South America.
Other: Coreopsis was used as a source
to make dyes.
Coreopsis is the Mississippi State Wildflower.