PlantsTickseeds→Dwarf Mouse-ear Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 8-12 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: evergreen or deciduous depending on growing zone
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Germinates w/o pre-treatment. Viability 3 yrs. stored in fridge. Sow outside in late fall or in spring.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 25, 2014 7:18 PM

The blooms of this low-growing Coreopsis are the most interesting shade of yellow. It is almost as if they pulsate with a tinge of orange, but I have never been able to capture this color accurately in a photograph. While they are stunning on their own, the blooms are even more amazing when paired with blue flowers, such as Centaurea.

I find many Coreopsis plants to be aggressive reseeders. 'Nana' does not reseed for me, but my clumps have grown to a nice size without being overwhelming. It also sports pleasing chubby leaves.

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