Coreopsis Mouse Ear
( Coreopsis auriculata ‘nana’ )
Coreopsis auriculata ‘nana’ Origins:
– Coreopsis is native to the southern portions of the United States. It is cold
hardy, pest resistant, low maintenance and not browsed by deer! Low growing habit makes it an ideal groundcover for the garden.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Perennial Tickseed Preferred Exposure:
– Coreopsis Mouse Ear will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscapes.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Foliage:
– Compact foliage is dark green and remains evergreen in the winter season.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
– While not particular of soil components, Coreopsis Mouse Ear will need good drainage and will thrive in any well drained soil.
– Salt tolerance unknown
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Size Variance:
– Coreopsis Mouse Ear will grow only 3-6 inches high but will quickly grow 1-3 ft wide.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Growth Habit:
– Evergreen, clumping almost grass like perennial forms an attractive dense low mound of foliage that makes a perfect front of the border or groundcover selection.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Growth Rate:
– Fast growing plant can form a 2 ft clump in as little as one year.
Yellow Bulbine Frutescens Bloom:
– Brightly colored flowers have golden colored petals and are held just slightly above the foliage in spring. Deadhead blooms for continued flowering through the summer months if desired.
Coreopsis Mouse Ear Water Requirements:
– Moderate water once established into the landscapes.
Butterfly or Bird Attracting:
– Coreopsis Mouse Ear will attract butterflies to your garden when bloom.
Best Uses For Coreopsis Mouse Ear in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.
Augustine area garden:
– Coreopsis Mouse Ear is an excellent low growing Perennial for Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.
– Plant in masses as a flowering groundcover.
– Excellent front of the border planting for an instant eye appeal. Great substitute for lower growing annual beds where you are just tired of having to replant each season for lots of flowering
– Butterfly attracting and deer resistant
Care of Coreopsis Mouse Ear in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
– Plant may be dug and divided every 2 years to make additional plants to locate in other areas of the garden.
– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from a nursery container.
– Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or 10-10-10.