Mouse-ear Tickseed, Lobed Tickseed
Coreopsis auriculata

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: auriculata (aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Parker, Colorado

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Hemlock, Michigan

Florissant, Missouri

Maryville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Rockwall, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 15, 2011, GardenSkater from Maryville, TN wrote:

This plant was given to me as a small division from a neighbor when I moved in. I've since divided it and given pieces to other friends. It spreads slowly and blooms profusely in mid spring and after that intermittently through the summer. With its dense dark green foliage it makes an excellent front of the border plant or ground cover because the leaves don't get higher than about 5 or 6 inches with flowers no higher than about 10 inches from the ground.

Positive

On Jul 19, 2005, Sheila_FW from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Mouse-ear Tickseed Coreopsis is a beautiful dark green ground cover for me with georgeous blooms in season. It spreads gradually and requires very little attention. I have it in full sun.