Coreopsis palmata Prairie Coreopsis
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 (core-ee-OP-sis  pahl-MAY-tuh)

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Prairie coreopsis Photo by cj 

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Coreopsis palmata picture, prairie coreopsis picture Sun to Medium Shade June and July Yellow 18 to 24 Inches Dry to Average 18 to 24 Inches Perennial

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 Coreopsis palmata seed
  Prairie Coreopsis

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  200 20 sq ft
1 ounce -  6,720 440 sq ft
1 pound -  107,520 7,000 sq ft

The bright golden yellow flowers of Prairie Coreopsis are complemented by its distinctive foliage that resemble tiny palms. This nice-looking flower spreads slowly by underground stems forming a thick clump so it is ideal as a drift of flowers in a prairie border or a naturalized setting. Prairie Coreopsis, also called stiff tickseed, grows best in full sun and average moisture but will tolerate medium shade or dry conditions.

Coreopsis palmata Prairie Coreopsis seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 3 to 4 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or winter.

This bright golden flowers of prairie Coreopsis occur naturally in prairies, glades, and dry open rocky woods from Wisconsin to Manitoba, south to Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  Asteraceae (Aster Family)

The map below shows areas where Coreopsis palmata Prairie Coreopsis grows wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Coreopsis palmata
Prairie Coreopsis 


South Dakota

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Plant distribution map compliments of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
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Alternate Names
Plains coreopsis, golden tickseed
This plant is used mainly for landscape beautification. It has potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides.
Please consult the PLANTS Web site and your State Department of Natural Resources for this plantís current status (e.g. threatened or endangered species, state noxious status, and wetland indicator values).
Sunflower Family (Asteraceae). Calliopsis is an annual forb which usually germinates in late summer or fall and over-winters as a rosette (round, low growing group of leaves). This is a U.S. native. The stems begin growing upward and branching in spring, reaching a height of up to 4 feet. The opposite leaves are deeply divided, with the upper leaf segments being very narrow. The flowering heads are numerous, 1-2 inches in diameter, and are yellow with a red-brown center.

Calliopsis is adapted to many soil types. It grows best on a well-drained soil, but will not tolerate a very dry site. Natural stands are generally found on bottomland areas with ample moisture. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade.
Calliopsis is distributed throughout the majority of the United States. For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Website.
A firm seedbed is required. Calliopsis germinates best on a clean tilled site that has been firmed with a roller or finishing harrow before planting. Seed can also be planted into a closely mowed, chemically-killed, or burned sod area with a light disking or harrowing that scratches the soil surface. A layer of plant residue on the soil surface can interfere with seed germination. Broadcast or shallowly drill 1-2 grams per 100 square feet (1-2 lb/acre). Seed should be placed close to the soil surface. Cultipacking after planting will ensure good seed to soil contact. Seed will germinate soon after planting and remain as a rosette throughout the winter.
Plant growth and seed production are greatly improved by fertilization. Apply fertilizer according to soil test recommendations. If not available, a rate of 3.5-5.5 oz per 100 square feet (100-150 lb/acre) of 13-13-13 should be applied in the spring before flowering. Stands will reseed prolifically for several years, but will gradually decline without soil disturbance. Every two to three years, the site should be disked to control perennial weeds and promote calliopsis germination. If necessary, plants can be mowed in the spring before stem elongation begins. Stands that are not disked should be mowed in late summer, and a late fall mowing is also recommended.