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Coreopsis auriculata Nana * Mouse Ear Tickseed

This compact Coreopis auriculata Nana has foliage that grows to 3" tall and golden yellow flowers that rise about 3" above that. The plant will gradually form a clump a foot or more in diameter. The Mouse Ear Tickseed puts on a great early spring bloom and then has scattered blooms during the summer and a second flush of flowers in the later portion of the Fall. Coreopsis nana will flower into the summer if the flowers are removed. If the flowers are left they are not nearly the distraction that they are on the larger Coreopsis species. I like the dark green foliage and the rich yellow flowers. It blooms before Coreopsis Sunray gets going. I use Coreopsis auriculata nana for the early source of yellow in my garden. Coreopsis is a plant for the Butterfly Garden attracting the Painted Lady, Great Purple Hairstreak, and Mormon Metalmark

Coreopsis Nana, Mouse Ear Tickseed

Flowers and foliage of Coreopsis Nana the Mouse Ear Tickseed. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.