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Eared coreopsis

Coreopsis auriculata

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Large golden-yellow blossoms are borne in late spring and midsummer on top of stems reaching almost 3 feet high. Native to the southeastern U.S.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe species is good for naturalizing. It can spread rapidly by rhizomes and seed. The blooms make good cut flowers, and are attractive to bees and butterflies. 

CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun with afternoon shade. It doesn't bloom as well in hot climates.

PropagationSow seed in mid-late winter; divide in early spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.

  • Genus : Coreopsis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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