Friday, July 15, 2011
Sienna Sunset Threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset'
This flower was featured on this blog on June 28, 2009. I was raving about the color then and still am. I thought it would be nice to do a follow up on how the plant performed in the garden. 'Sienna Sunset' has been great. It is a low maintenance plant that is easy to grow and rewards the gardener with a flush of a color not easily found on other perennials.
Coreopsis has about 115 species in the genus mostly native to the North America (28 species), Central and South America. It is the state wildflower of Florida. It has good hardiness and other than shearing after flowering grows on its own.
The flowers on this type start off with a sienna color and than fade to a nice orange. It grows to about 12 inches tall and slowly spreads and fills in it’s spot in the garden nicely.