Planting Coreopis and Rearranged Heucheras

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Planted Redshift coreopsis and rearranged some heucheras last night and weeded here and there. The coreopsis is a trial plant from Skagit Gardens. On the tag it looks like it has a maroon ring around the center, so I planted it near the purple smoke bush. But in the accompanying literature it is pictured with a bright red ring. So it might not complement the smoke bush. I’ll let you know. The weeding was totally random: every time I saw one I felt like pulling out, I did. No rhyme or reason, and plenty left for another day. Raining again now. All the rearranged plants are getting a good start in their new homes.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Garden Junkie June 22, 2009, 1:48 pm

I planted Redshift coreopsis last year (got it from the NY Botanical Garden) and that “ring” in the middle turned out to be a mixture of shades of red to maroon, with each flower being slightly different. Some of the petals also looked almost spotted or streaked. Definitely an interesting plant. Mine wouldn’t have gone well with a smoke bush.