Sand Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

This short plant is an early bloomer in dry-mesic prairies, it grows best on drier sites with some sand or gravel in the soil. A great little plant native to Illinois dry-mesic prairies, this plant adds interest to late spring/early summer natural areas.


  • Acronym: CORLAN
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: May - July
  • Typical Height: 2'
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Mesic
  • Root Structure: Fiberous and Long Rhizome
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 20,000*
  • Seeds per Packet: 250*


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • Lance-Leaved Coreopsis


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

Coreopsis lanceolata - Per Ounce