Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: acid, neutral, rich, average, poor, loam, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow, orange
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, cut flowers, drought tolerant, naturalizing, rock garden plant
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Coreopsis auriculataAlso known as:
Lobed tickseed is one of the more compact species of the Coreopsis genus, seldom growing taller than 24". It has oval or lance-shaped, hairy leaves. Daisy-like, yellow to orange flowers bloom singly atop slightly arching stems.
Coreopsis auriculata grows in open woods, thickets and on roadsides. In the garden, it prefers full sun and dry soil.This species adapts well to poor, stony soils and will tolerate some lime. It readily spreads by stolons or runners, forming dense colonies. It may bloom as early as March, with occasional new flowers appearing from June until frost. Zones 6-8
Lobed tickseed may be easily propagated by division in spring or fall. It is also easy to propagate from seed in spring or fall. Collected seeds do not require treatment before sowing.
The seeds have tiny hairs that tend to attach themselves to fur or clothing when brushed, hence the common name tickseed. Leafy basal rosettes may persist through early winter.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
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