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COREOPSIS auriculata 'Elfin Gold'

Image of Coreopsis auriculata 'Elfin Gold'

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS auriculata 'Elfin Gold'

Plant Common Name

Elfin Gold Lobed Tickseed, Lobed Coreopsis, Lobed Tickseed

General Description

The diminutive coreopsis cultivar ‘Elfin Gold,’ descended from an herbaceous perennial native to the southeastern U.S. It is notable for bright color and long bloom The plant is rhizomatous (spreads by underground stems) with upright leafy branching stems that bloom in late spring to early fall with a profusion of flowers that are yellow orange.

Like most coreopsis, ‘Elfin Gold’ grows and flowers best in full to part sun and well drained, average soil. It will continue to bloom as long as spent flowers are sheared. This coreopsis makes a great addition to sunny perennial borders and containers, and its flowers are highly attractive to butterflies.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes