Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Billowing clouds of Coreopsis tinctoria are the plant of the moment in the garden and along the roadsides. This native plant seems to prefer to be inside the garden rather than outside. I just cannot get it to grow well in my native areas. The few plants that come up are always eaten by the deer. Yet, in the garden beds and between the cracks in the pathway they seed in incredible numbers. To ward off the blues from my previous post I brought some into the house to enjoy.

Two new varieties have popped up this year. This bronze one, Coeropsis tinctoria"suntan"

This is also Coreopsis tinctoria, 'firewheel' Those are my names. I think I'm allowed to name new varieties.

I also brought some coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea into the house along with a few stems of inland sea oats, Chasmanthium latifolium. Always plenty of them to spare.


  1. That coreopsis 'firewheel', is gorgeous. And, yes, you should be allowed to name it.

  2. I agree that you may name new cultivars that appear in your garden. The names you gave them are charming.