Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams'
Photo by Mark
This is a new variety of Coreopsis rosea named
looking something like a pink-flowered counterpart to the
popular hybrid known as Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'. It appears
to be a fine hybrid between two of our native Tickseed
species; the delicate pink-flowered C. rosea and the
perpetual blooming, yellow-flowered C. verticillata. The
photo was taken on Oct. 24, 2001, giving clear indication
just how late the plant can bloom. In summer the flowers
are pale pink deepening to a raspberry ring at the
center. With cool autumn weather, the flowers deepen in
color throughout, as shown above.
Individual flowers are much larger than typical C. rosea,
being up to 1-1/2" across, yet the low creeping stoloniferous
habit and leaf shape closely resemble C. rosea.
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