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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 ruby red (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun

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.
Meanwhile, I purchased a few different named varieties by mail order: 'Dream Catcher', 'Cosmic Eye', and 'Galaxy'. They are still new and haven't found their groove in our garden yet, but I'll put up a few photos as placeholders for what I hope will be more impressive displays of bloom next year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston front yard

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