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Coreopsis hybrids

 
Coreopsis hybrids
'Limerock Ruby'
tickseed
'Dream Catcher'
Coreopsis hybrids
'Cosmic Eye'

Common name tickseed
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers various colors (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

We purchased the variety 'Limerock Ruby' twice, both times in early fall. The first plant never returned in spring. We were convinced the second plant had met the same fate, and meanwhile read on internet forums that this cultivar had gained itself a reputation as an expensive annual, not surviving through the winter even in zone 6. Imagine our surprise when one day in mid-summer, we spot a little blooming sprig of Limerock Ruby in our garden. But alas - it didn't reappear the following year. While gardening in Pennsylvania, I also acquired a few different named varieties by mail order: 'Dream Catcher', 'Cosmic Eye', and 'Galaxy'. They were OK in their first year, but never found their groove and proved to be short-lived, much like 'Limerock Ruby'. So I gave up on named coreopsis varieties, until our move to Houston tempted me to try again, this time with a variety called 'Uptick Yellow and Red'. Compared to other hybrids, this one has proven to be far more vigorous – it didn't grow very much in its first year, but the following spring it took off, holding its own against its equally robust neighbors, including batface plant, purple bush dusty miller, and cannas.

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'Uptick Yellow and Red' – first year
Coreopsis hybrids
'Uptick Yellow and Red' – June of second year

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: houston front yard, waterfall pondside

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