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Grand Coreopsis

Coreopsis grandiflora

Wildlife eat seeds; better on mesic sites than Tickseed C; pollen source for coreopsis bee (Andrena beameri)



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Coreopsis grandiflora, commonly called Grand Coreopsis or large-flowered tickseed, is native to prairies, glades, open woods, thickets, roadsides and open ground in the southeastern U.S. It is a perennial forb (wildflower) in the aster family.

Wildlife notes

Like other coreopsis species, a wide range of insects are probably attracted to the flowers, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. These insects usually seek nectar, although bees sometimes collect pollen. An oligolege of Coreopsis spp. is Melissodes coreopsis (Coreopsis Miner Bee). The larvae of the moths Tornos scolopacinarius (Dimorphic Gray) and Enychlora acida (Wavy-Lined Emerald) feed on the foliage or flowerheads. Rabbits, groundhogs, livestock, and probably deer occasionally consume the foliage as well.

Forage notes

This plant is occasionally eaten by livestock, but not very well.

Landscaping notes

Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils with good drainage. 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 can become somewhat weedy. Also spreads by rhizomes. Plants are somewhat short-lived and self-seeding helps perpetuate a good planting in the garden. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt. When grown in borders or other formal garden areas, division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain robustness. May be grown as annuals. Borders. Also effective in naturalized areas, meadows, prairies or cottage gardens. Good plant for areas with poor, dry soils.

Restoration notes

Habitats include upland areas of prairie (including prairie restorations), openings in rocky upland forests, thickets, glades, roadsides, and miscellaneous waste areas.

This species is commonly used in the following mixes: Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix, Prairie Patchwork Mix

Videos About This Plant

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Coreopsis Beetle


Additional information

Weight N/A

Packet, Ounce, Pound


Full Sun

Seeding Rate

12 bulk lbs/acre


Dry, Moist



Bloom Month



Yellow, Gold

Specialty Uses

Butterfly, Wildlife, Cut Flower, Medicinal

Cattle Palatability


# seeds/pkt


Packet coverage area

5 sq. ft

What is PLS?

Pure Live Seed (PLS) is the portion of good viable seed per pound. It is a measure of the seed that is alive and able to sprout into plants. This product is sold by PLS ounce/pound. To provide one ounce/pound of viable seed, you will receive more than one ounce/pound of product. Read more about PLS here.