Mouse Ear Coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’)

Mouse Ear Coreopsis

  • Dwarf Busy Dense Size & Growth
  • Bright Sunny Blooms
  • Yellow Daisy-Like Flowers
  • Butterflies & Beneficial Pollinators
  • Deep Green Lance-Shaped Foliage
  • Profuse Spring-Summer Bloom Time
  • Spreading Mats
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Thrives in Sun, Heat & Humidity
  • Easy to Grow
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hardy US Native

A Threadleaf Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, with adorable lobes on each leaf that resemble tiny mouses ears, the Mouse Ear Coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’) is a tough spreading sun-loving perennial with dark-green fine-textured foliage and blooms for months!

In late spring to early summer, bright golden-yellow blooms and button centers appear, rimmed in tooth-edged petals. Bees and other beneficial pollinators adore these ray flowers! You’ll be providing nectar for months out of the year!

Thriving in full sun, heat, and humidity, these spread to form dense mats of lush foliage that are easily kept in check. These hardy wildflowers can thrive in a wide range or conditions throughout their native habitat here in the US.

How to Use Mouse Ear Coreopsis In The Landscape

Fantastic groundcover and en masse to cover those tricky, hot dry locations in the landscape, plant Mouse Ear Coreopsis in those out-of-the-way areas, slopes and that hell-strip along the road.

Their adaptability in these conditions means Coreopsis thrives even better in average garden conditions! Dwarf Tickseed and their small lateral lobed foliage add fine-textured and airy borders and edging throughout your landscape.

A versatile border or edging around that sunny garden bed, driveways or paths, lobed Tickseed slowly spreads to fill in larger areas. This dwarf plant won’t take over or overcrowd your garden beds.

Great in a container or planter for your sunny patios and balconies, the demure plants even look fantastic in a sun-filled window-box as a filler and spiller.

Fantastic in Rock gardens and Perennial borders, Tickseed are naturals in the Cottage and Pollinator gardens as well! Readily naturalizing in prairie and meadow settings, these draw pollinators anywhere they are planted!

Tips For Care

Best in the full sun, Tickseed thrive in heat and humidity throughout the USDA growing zones of 4 through 9. Regardless of cold winters or hot summers, these herbaceous perennials spread by underground stolons to form a dense mat.

Tolerating rocky, sandy and about any type of well-drained soil, Coreopsis prefers moderately fertile soils and moderate moisture. Water regularly to get young plants established, and afterward, they’re drought-tolerant natives!

Shear or deadhead to keep the blooms returning. Mulch helps keep moisture in the soil and adds insulation for the root system from both heat and chill. Deer leave these alone

For hardy native tolerance and long-blooming sunny yellow flowers, all in a neat and tidy package, you’ll want to include Mouse Ear Coreopsis in your landscape design for sure!

Mouse Ear Coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’) Details

Common name Mouse Ear Coreopsis
Botanical name Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 6 - 9 inches
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Yellow