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Lobed Tickseed Coreopsis auriculata

 

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Lobed Tickseed
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Alternate name: Early Coreopsis

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description This hardy, low-growing coreopsis bears densely hairy, basal and stem leaves and small, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers. The attractive foliage of the leafy rosettes persists through most of the winter. This coreopsis is unique in its dwarf, compact habit. It grows only 4-24 in. high. Plants spread and form colonies via runners.


Flower April - May.


Flower April - May


Habitat Thin woods; wood edges; thickets.


Range West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky, south to Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana.


Discussion The main bloom period is from Apr. to May but the plant will produce scattered flowers until frost.


Comments For best results, early coreopsis needs 3-4 hours of sunlight per day. The main bloom period is from Apr. to May but the plant will produce scattered flowers until frost. Plants benefit from being divided every third year. A leaf mulch is beneficial.


Exposure Preference Partial shade to sun.


Native Distribution Virginia & Kentucky, s. to Georgia & Louisiana


Site Preference Thin woods; wood edges; thickets


Soil Preference Rich soils. pH 5-6.


 

 

 

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