Coreopsis rosea 'Sweet Dreams'

Coreopsis rosea Sweet Dreams    copyright  2001 Mark McDonough

Photo by Mark McDonough

This is a new variety of Coreopsis rosea named 'Sweet Dreams',
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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