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Little River Cooperative

Coreopsis (coreopsis tinctoria) 50 seeds

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Plains Tickseed
Coreopsis Tinctoria 

Coreopsis is Floridas State Wildflower, which is just one reason why we love it so much. Lacey leafed Tickseed grows in small clumps throughout the state, and 17 different varieties are considered natives. Sometimes forming extensive colonies, these flowers are usually found growing along roadsides and in open fields throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. In this environment they will normally self-sow, but they can also be divided in clumps. The flowers are usually yellow and red with tooth tipped petals and are used as nectar and pollen plants for insects and pollinators alike, some even serving as food for caterpillars! The sunny, daisy-like flowers are popular in home gardens for this reason. Coreopsis is also a great dying flower lending itself exceptionally well to direct dying with processes like bundle dying or hammer pressing. 

Planting and growing tips: plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in premoistened potting mix in a small pot or seedling tray. Keep cells moist in partial shade until germination, when they can be moved to full sun exposure. Seeds take 5-10 days to germinate. We plant about 5 seeds per cell when propagating these so that the plant is denser when mature. Once flowering these plants will keep going however you can prune back their flowering branches to encourage new growth. Allow it to self seed and it will eventually spread itself throughout your garden in the most charming way. 

All seeds were harvested from our urban farm and plant nursery in 2022. Seed packages are hand silkscreened by Gold Teeth Brooklyn, a handmade stationery company based in Los Angeles. 

Seeds have been tested for reliable germination in our nursery at 80 degree daytime temperatures. We recommend using them within 1 year of date of purchase. 


All of our plants are produced using OMRI certified organic materials (potting mix, fertilizer & pesticides) however our nursery is not certified organic. Plants are shipped in compostable peat moss pots and we use heirloom & organic seeds whenever possible.

Shipping & Returns

We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here. 


All of our plants are potted in 4" pots and their foliage size varies based on how large the plant is naturally when its root ball is the correct size for the pot. If a plant is too tall for our shipping box we may prune it to fit (bonus: many plants do better after being pruned since they make bushier growth). We do our very best to ship all of our plants in the "sweet spot" of maturity however so long as the roots have colonized the pot we will consider a plant mature enough to ship.

Care Instructions

When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.

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