Sand Coreopsis, also called Lance leaf Coreopsis or Sand Tickseed, is a native wildflower which typically grows to 2′ tall and occurs in prairies, glades, fields and roadsides. It features solitary, yellow, daisy-like flowers (1-2″ diameter) with eight yellow rays (toothed at the tips) and flat yellow center disks. Flowers bloom atop slender, erect stems from spring to early summer. Sand Coreopsis is easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. It also thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage, and is tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks encourages additional bloom and prevents any unwanted self-seeding. Freely self-seeds, and in optimum growing conditions will naturalize to form large colonies. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt. If grown in borders, division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain robustness. The flowers attract bees and butterflies.
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