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Upper Midwest Gardening: long lived coreopsis

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Birchwood, WI
(Zone 3b)

July 6, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8676694

In your experience, what is the longest lived coreopsis cultivar in the upper midwest region - esp Zone 3b. I am looking for a coreopsis which may reseed, but the parent plant also continues to come up in the same location year after year.

Thanks for any info you can share.
Hobart, IN

July 7, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8678090

My all-time fave is 'Moonbeam'. The lemon-yellow flowers blend well with my mostly blues and pinks and purples. I think it's hardy to zone 4 so you might be stretching the zone just a bit. It's lower growing than the other varieties. Not a self-seeder that I've seen but it's easy to divide and spread around.
Normal, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8696430

Moonbeam seems to be the only guarantee here in Central Illinois, grows like a week.
Lake in the Hills, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8750757

I've had good luck with Jethro Tull. The flower is a little different. There are many and they are long lasting.

Cedar Rapids, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8752067

My pick is Creme Brulee -- thread leaf -- here it is with Knock-Out Rose "Razzamataz" = Dax

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Hobart, IN

August 14, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8755539

Nice bright spot!

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