Coreopsis Auriculata - Hardy Perennial
Author: John Wood
Coreopsis Auriculata Described.
Coreopsis Auriculata -
Ear-leaved Coreopsis; Nat. Ord. Compositæ.
The oldest species of the genus grown in English gardens; its flowers are
yellow, but dotted at the base of the ray florets. The leaves, as implied by
the name, are dissimilar to other species, being lobed and having ear-like appendages;
but this feature is far from constant, and otherwise the leaves differ, being
sub-sessile and oval-lance-shaped. It came from North America as
long ago as 1699. Slugs are very fond of these plants, and in winter more especially,
when the dormant eyes are not only in a green, but exposed state; they
should be watched after, or during one mild night the whole may be grazed off,
to the great injury of the plant.
Its habit, uses, culture, and propagation are the same as for C. tenuifolia.
This plant should have a rich soil, sunny aspect, and a raised or well-drained
site, and this is all it needs; it is not a subject to increase fast; not only,
however, may it be easily divided, but if properly done after the tops have died
down, the smallest pieces will make good blooming stock the first season.
period, August and September.
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