Tickseed / Coreopsis - Radiana
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-12 hours
look out for: aphids, slugs, and snails
harvest notes: harvest flowers as they bloom, leave some to go to seed too
Lacey leafed Tickseed grows in small clumps throughout the state of Florida. Sometimes forming extensive colonies, these flowers are usually found growing along roadsides and in open fields throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. In this environment they will normally self-sow, but they can also be divided in clumps. The flowers are usually yellow with tooth tipped petals, used as nectar and pollen plants for insects and pollinators alike, some even serving as food for caterpillars! The sunny, daisy-like flowers are popular in home gardens for this reason. They are also our beloved Florida’s state wildflower. Plant a few coreopsis in your yard and let them go to seed and soon enough you'll have them spreading around, creating a wildflower meadow for you.