The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Coreopsis lanceolata, Lance-leaved Tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance-leaved Tickseed or Lance-leaved Coreopsis

  • Full sun to light shade (prefers sun though) 
  • Average to dry soils. Not fond of soggy settings, very tolerant of dry settings
  • Grows 18" to 24" in height and 12" to 18" in width
  • Does well in garden settings and meadows, including in boulevard gardens.

Like Hairy Beardtongue, this is a native flower that you could totally sneak into the someone’s tidy garden and they wouldn’t even realize that it was one of those ‘weedy’ native plants.
Dark green foliage grows to around 12” tall and 12 to 18” wide, with the brightly coloured flowers being held roughly 18” to 24” above the ground.
There is a lull in for a couple of weeks in August, and then the next batch of buds opened and the blooming carried on right into the fall. 
These are happiest with 6 or more hours of sun each day and seem very content in average garden soil and average to dry conditions. If you don’t happen to have a tidy garden to sneak these into, they are also perfectly happy in low meadows and gloriously untidy gardens.

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality