Friday, December 18, 2009

Baby Sun Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis lanceolata 'Baby Sun'
(kor-ee-OP-sis) (lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh)
Synonyms: ‘Sonnenkind

This plant was spied at a local nursery and looked quite impressive growing in the pots. Smaller and shorter than most Coreopsis it looks like a good choice for the front of the border. According to the reading I have been doing on ‘Baby Sun’ it is like the other Coreopsis in the fact that it likes dry, lean type of soils. It also should be deadheaded regularly to prolong the blooming period. Division should be done every two to three yeas and that is best way to propagate ‘Baby Sun’ if you want a uniformed appearance. Growing Coreopsis from seed is easy but can produce variable results.

1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

I love these colors. Your photo makes me feel like a flower fairy peering into the magic of my universe.