Coreopsis verticillata - Threadleaf Tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata - Threadleaf Tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata - Threadleaf Tickseed

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Threadleaf Tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata

Threadleaf tickseed has an upright and vigorous habit with fine, needle-like foliage.  The countless buds open in late spring turning into clouds of single yellow daisies throughout the summer. Butterflies flock to this carefree perennial that thrives in full sun and well drained soil.

  • Butterflies are drawn by its nectar
  • Small birds like finches love to eat its seeds
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Loves to be grouped in sunny gardens
  • Deer resistant
  • Easy to grow and maintain

Native Range

Open, rocky dry areas from Massachusetts south to Florida and west to the Ohio River.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


Did you know that only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops? Most rely on native plants like this one that make up native habitats for survival.




Preforms best in full sun to part shade in average to dry soils that are well drained. An extremely tolerant plant. Does well in poor, rocky soils. Tolerant of humidity, heat, and dry conditions. Spreads by both rhizomes and seeds but is not invasive.


Mature Size: 2-3ft. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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