Coreopsis

Domino Coreopsis, or Coreopsis Grandiflora Domino (Tickseed) has just started blooming in my yard.  I cut a few of the blooms to bring inside, they make great cut flowers and when you remove the spent blooms they keep on blooming.

Here are some pics I took today.

Note:  I looked at pictures of this particular cultivator and all the pics had a red center.  I think that my variety may be different, possibly Coreopsis lanceolata (Asteraceae). I will post two pics at the bottom of this post to compare the two types of Coreopsis.

As you can see, my plant is still very small.  Coreopsis can get 2 feet high and wide- needs separating every 2-3 years to keep the robust life of plant.  Very drought and heat tolerant once established, will tolerate poor soil as long as there is decent drainage.

Prefers little to no fertilizer, no major pests or diseases.  I have been very pleased with this flower- I have two clumps planted in my perennial bed and both are blooming and looking lovely- excited about dividing these plants next year and having even more yellow blooms to cut and bring inside.

 

Summerflowers Mädchenauge

Coreopsis grandiflora domino

Syrphid Fly on Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

 

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One Response to Coreopsis

  1. Jim Moulton says:

    I agree that your plant is probably the Coreopsis lanceolata.
    Do a Google image search on it and compare it to a search on the ‘Domino’
    Jim:)

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