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Coreopsis

Tickseed

The Coreopsis we offer are perennials. They share some characteristics with their annual cousins: they are dependable, easy to work with, and make a quick impact. Though they often play a supporting role, Coreopsis are performers you’ll remember when the show’s over, for foliage as much as for stellar flowers.

<i>Coreopsis</i> ‘Créme Brulée’

If Créme Brulée is your dessert of choice, consider satisfying your sweet tooth in a less caloric but equally delightful way. Originally discovered in Lois Woodhull’s Long Island garden, this new Blooms of Bressingham hybrid is parented by Coreopsis grandiflora and Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’.

Neat ferny mounds serve as a dark green, threadleaf foil for large, butter yellow, luminous flowers. Delicately notched at each petal tip, the perky, long blooming daisies not only top the foliage but line the robust stems. To savor an array of color and texture, clump forming ‘Créme Brulée’ can be grouped with Verbascum ‘Flush of White’ and Eryngium ‘Sapphire Blue’. (PPAF)

Blooms late June–September.

Size: 20" high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

<i>Coreopsis tripteris</i>

This lofty North American native yields a sea of dark-centered yellow daisies dancing atop strong, upright stems, which branch high up and impart an airy stature. Tall Tickseed is easy to grow and is most at home in a meadowlike setting, juxtaposed with the blue blades of Panicum ‘Cloud Nine’ and purple flowered Aster turbinellus.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 7' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Coreopsis tripteris</i> ‘Gold Standard’

A new compact selection discovered in Alabama by the Mt. Cuba Center, this lofty North American native yields a sea of solitary, dark-centered yellow daisies with 8 round-tipped rays atop strong erect stems, which branch high up and impart an airy stature. Anise-scented, trim green leaves, featuring 3 narrow lance-shaped segments, garb ‘Gold Standard’s disease-resistant cold-hardy bearing. Easily grown Tall Tickseed is most at home in a meadow-like setting, juxtaposed with the grayish green blades of Panicum ‘Rehbraun’ and purple-flowering Aster turbinellus.

Blooms July–September

Size: 4' 0" – 6' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

A year-round delight, ‘Moonbeam’ emerges in spring as an almost mossy mat; finely cut leaves evolve into fluffy foliage that supports billows of pale yellow-green star bursts. This unusual chartreuse complements almost any other color, though our favorite combination is Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’ or Miscanthus sinensis ‘Rigoletto’. After its long show, the rust-tinted seed heads remain through fall. Use as a ground cover in the rock garden or border—sturdy ‘Moonbeam’ does it all.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 18" high x 20" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

If you’ve tried some of the new Coreopsis introductions, but long for a blast from the past, you may be pleased to rediscover this tough-guy Coreopsis, whose finely cut, dense architectural form looks attractive even before the long lasting blooms appear. Dissected slender green leaves plus sturdy upright branching stems bolster a cheerful profusion of golden yellow daisies. Versatile, dependable and drought resilient, ‘Zagreb’ makes a colorful highly textured addition to the foreground, especially when flanked by Sidalcea ‘Elsie Heugh’.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 15" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our Featured Plant: Crocosmia ‘Zeal Tan’

Captivating Crocosmias, Plants that Dodge to Dog Days of Summer, 2020 T-shirst have arrived!

Captivating Crocosmias!

Crocosmias boast a bounty of late summer color as our gardens transition into autumn. Displayed on the ends of gracefully arching spikes above winsome sword-like leaves, the clustered tubular flowers range from yellow, peach and orange to fire-engine red. The prismatic tones meld well with white-flowering Hydrangeas and perennials such as Selinium wallichianum, Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea', Alcea 'Polarstar' or Aster 'Bridal Veil'. The yellow and melon shades sparkle amid the blue blossoms of Aconitum, Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue', Perovskia 'Blue Steel' and  Aster 'Little Carlow'. For sizzling fun you could create a hot border, intermingling them with Kniphofia 'Bee's Sunset', Helenium 'Potter's Wheel' or Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon'. Be sure to add some to your next cut arrangement!

Commonly known as Montbretia, they do their best when provided with good drainage, moderate moisture and some protection from hot afternoon sun. Please feel free to check out our extensive collection of Crocosmia cultivars in the perennial section of our online catalog.

Dodge the Dog Days of summer….

with plants that pack a punch of blooms and alluring leaves at this time of year. By late August, our borders can look a tad tired and may be in need of some sprucing up. Adequate moisture and an additional application of compost will ensure late summer vitality. You can trim perennials, such as Nepetas and Geraniums, and savor their fresh new growth plus a flourish of blooms, often until the first frost! We hope some of the plants featured in this newsletter lift your spirits and maybe even inspire a little awe as summer wanes. 

All of us Digging Dog plant wranglers wish you Happy Digging and good health.

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