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Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'

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kor-ee-OP-sis aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

Dwarf Tickseed is a native evergreen perennial wildflower in the daisy family. This cultivar is low growing to 6-9 inches high and will spread slowly to 2 feet by underground stems. The bright showy yellow flowers appear singly in spring with an occasional light blooming during the summer.

Plant in moist well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. It is somewhat drought tolerant but not as much as other tickseeds. This is a great plant to use to fill in around taller plants as this helps cut down on mulching needs. It can also be used at the front of the border, as an edger, groundcover or in a naturalized area.

More information on Coreopsis auriculata.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Full Sun Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade Foundation Planting- West Side of House Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade Pollinator Garden- Full Sun Rock Herb Garden Mixed Perennial Border
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#heat tolerant#yellow flowers#dwarf#edging#groundcover#rock garden#border planting#humidity tolerant#butterfly friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#heat tolerant#yellow flowers#dwarf#edging#groundcover#rock garden#border planting#humidity tolerant#butterfly friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    pubescens
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant. Butterflies and bees attracted to the flowers
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-2-inch yellow daisy-like flowers in spring to early summer. May get an occasional repeat bloom during summer. Each petal is notched giving it the mouse-eared name.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Oval to lance-shaped green basal leaves with a smooth margin.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Angular
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Green ridged stem with a purplish base
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought