Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Blooms: Coreopsis 'Sweet Dreams'

We continue our feature on fall flowering plants. There are more than you think!

Coreopsis 'Sweet Dreams' zone 5-9

Deer resistant and long blooming, we like the thread leaf varieties for their great texture. Deadheading helps all varieties of Coreopsis continue to produce blooms even longer. If yours is looking a little spent mid-summer, take a pair of sheers to the whole plant – take 4 or 5 inches all the way around, giving it a rounded haircut, and before you can say buzz-cut it will be covered with new buds.

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