Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, is a genus of herbaceous perennial and annual flowering plants that belongs to the family Asteraceae. It is native to North and South America and is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world.
The Coreopsis plant typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet and produces an abundance of showy, daisy-like flowers in various shades of yellow, pink, red, and white. The flowers have a distinctive center of dark red, maroon, or brown, and they bloom from mid-spring to late summer.
Coreopsis is a hardy plant that prefers well-drained soil and full sun, although it can tolerate some shade. It is drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making it a popular choice for gardens, borders, and rock gardens.
There are many different species of Coreopsis, including the Coreopsis lanceolata, which is a popular perennial variety that produces bright yellow flowers. The Coreopsis tinctoria, also known as the Plains Coreopsis, is an annual variety that produces vibrant red and yellow flowers.
Coreopsis is easy to grow from seed, and it can be propagated by division or cuttings. It is also attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it a valuable addition to any garden