Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coreopsis:Perennial Yellow In The Garden

Coreopsis In The Garden

Coreopsis are bright yellow star shaped flowers held aloft on a misty mass of green stems and leaves. In some parts of the US Coreopsis are called Tickseed.

Incredibly drought tolerant and perennial, I found Coreopsis to be a great border along the driveway where radiant heat from pavement leaves the soil extremely dry in the summer months.

The bloom period for these plants is early summer (ie now!) through autumn. The other briliant thing about Coreopsis is that they are perrenial. Each autumn the plants die back only to burst back the following season - resulting in minimal work to create a smashing garden!