Coreopsis Nana is a dwarf variety that makes a great edging plant. The yellow-orange blooms shoot up above the fuzzy green foliage. They spread by sending stolons along the top of the ground. They do not become invasive because they are slow to spread covering only 3 to 6 inches per season. Blooms begin in early May and continue into July and may even re-bloom in the fall when temperatures start cooling down. Coreopsis are native to the Americas, the tropical parts of Africa and Hawaii. They are often seen growing in fields and along the roadside. They get their nickname “Tickseed” because their seeds look like ticks.
Spacing: Plant 8″ to 12″ apart.
Height: Grows 5″ to 10″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun. Nana can take some shade especially in hotter areas but make sure the surrounding plants don’t grow up and shade them completely.
Outstanding Features: Attracts butterflies and birds but are deer and rabbit resistant.
Tips: Heat and drought tolerant. Doesn’t like wet conditions so make sure the soil drains well. Remove spent flowers to promote more blooms.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flowers
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