(Coreopsis lanceolata) A valuable native flower, prized for its ability to attract bees and butterflies with it's sweet nectar. Cheerful, yellow flowers are simple in their form, with flat petals and subtly toothed margins, but their elegance is revealed when they are back lit by the evening sun. Cut flowers with wandering, curved stems also make playful arrangements. Plants reach just 1-2' in height and bloom from April through June. Perennial, but not reliably so, however they are self-seeding and relatively care-free so it is easy to maintain a healthy stand. 100 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Lanceleaf coreopsis is amenable to nearly every soil type and light exposure. Springs-sown seeds should first be cold stratified for at least 30 days. Surface sow seeds on well moistened soil or seed starting media. Keep moist until germination occurs (requires up to 30 days). Seed can be also be directly sown outdoors in the fall. Mature clumps can be divided and transplanted in the fall.