Coreopsis grandiflora Early Sunrise, Mädchenaugen
A quick search and it seems that apart from the English tickseed, only the Germans have another name for this plant, and I know which one I prefer…
An attempt at growing C. tinctoria from seed (from two different sources) came to naught last year, so I bought a punnet of grandiflora seedlings. They survived the hottest days well with a constant display of cheerful blooms, and have started layering themselves so that I should have double the amount next year. I’ll still give the tinctoria seeds another try or two.
The result of the dyepot were to be expected, and after getting so many muted shades from eucalypts, the bold oranges and red were a welcome change – and not unexpected, either, from this plant family. Different to dahlias? I’d say about the same. As for production, I’d have to wait until I had an equal amount of both plants, but that’s not what it’s all about at present.
I have managed to grow dwarf coreopsis tinctoria at last! I plan to collect seed so let me know if you would like some to try–the flowers are so pretty.
Would love to – thanks!