logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Floral Design Site

BellaOnline's Floral Design Editor

g

New Coreopsis for the Cutting Garden

Guest Author - Connie Krochmal

Coreopsis stems are often used for summer bouquets. These are a great choice for cutting gardens. Here are some wonderful new varieties for 2011.


Big Bang Coreopsis

Very free flowering, Cosmic Eye is a new variety in the Big Bang series for 2011. This tickseed is a perennial, and reaches 1½ feet in height. It begins blooming in early summer, and continues until early fall. It is hardy to zone five.

Cosmic Eye has striking bicolored blooms. The outer rims of the petals are bright yellow, and form a shapely border around the large, reddish to burgundy eye. The center is yellow. These blossoms are two inches wide.

The Big Bang series also includes Galaxy, a new 2011 addition. This has lovely solid colored, semi-double blooms that are pure yellow. Otherwise, the plants are similar to Cosmic Eye.

The Big Bang series of tickseeds also includes several colors that were introduced earlier. These include Redshift and Full Moon. Full Moon has pure canary blossoms that are three inches across. The plants are over 2½ feet tall, and are hardy to zone five.

Big Bang Redshift is up to three feet tall. The blooms are mostly yellow with a colorful red eye. However, when the weather becomes cooler these can feature various colors, including yellow with flecks of red and pure red.

Big Bang Star Cluster is hardy to zone four. This is over 2½ feet in height with a spread of two feet. Somehow, these blooms remind me of the annual pink and white cosmos. They’re beautifully pastel, white with some light tinges towards the base of the petals that forms an eye. However, the eye is much less prominent than those seen in the Colorofic series. The centers are yellow. Star Cluster begins blooming in June, and continues until a hardy frost.

This series was bred by Darrell Probst from native species. They prefer a well drained, moist soil.


Coreopsis Sienna Sunset

Originally introduced in 2010, this threadleaf coreopsis is hardy to zone five. Over 1½ feet in height, it has a spread of two feet. This is named for the burnt sienna petals. As the blossoms age, the flowers become orange. This is earlier flowering than some coreopsis. It begins in late spring, continuing into late summer. This was a sport of Crème Brulee, which has pure yellow flowers.



This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Twitter Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Facebook Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to MySpace Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Del.icio.us Digg New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Yahoo My Web Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Google Bookmarks Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Stumbleupon Add New+Coreopsis+for+the+Cutting+Garden to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Floral Design Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Connie Krochmal. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Connie Krochmal. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor