Coreopsis, Lanceleaf, Sterntaler (Organic)
Coreopsis lanceolata. Perennial in zones 4–9.
Native to much of North America, Sterntaler Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a low maintenance addition to gardens and natural areas, and makes an excellent landscape plant. Daisy-like flowers have yellow petals with toothed edges and small red spots towards the center. Blooms May through July. Compact plants produce lots of flowers that may be cut for arrangements, but the stems are not as long as other coreopsis types. Attracts butterflies and is a good nectar source for beneficial insects. Prefers full sun, tolerates poor soil and drought conditions. Naturalizes easily, but does not become weedy.
Direct sow 1/4” deep in fall or early spring. Thin / transplant to 10”. Plants prefer full sun to light shade. May not bloom the first year. Drought tolerant and known to self-sow.
Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from varieties of same species by 1⁄4 mile.