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Re: Re: Re: Coreopsis Ruby


I checked around a bit and on hort.net's perennials list someone in NH
mentioned in March that hers didn't survive. Then, our own Theresa, Zone
8/9 said that hers didn't either. I'd have thought it would make it for
her. It must survive somewhere for them to have established zone ratings
at all during the trials and while they were building up stock for the
trade.


I also found this from another gardening forum:
"Just wanted to point out something you may not be aware of. Coreopsis
'Limerock Ruby', which has received great hype as a new perennial,
doesn't usually survive the winter, even in zone 7. There are a couple
of threads on the perennials forum, "Coreopsis Limerock Ruby-Wimpy or
What?" and "Information on Coreopsis Limerock Ruby". There are a great
many people posting to these threads who have had the plant die in its
first winter - in all likelihood, its really an annual (although an
expensive one!)"


Kitty
-------Original Message-------
From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Sent: 06/16/03 03:14 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Coreopsis Ruby

> 
> Ya know...you're right, as usual.  I thought about that after I sent the 
e-mail.  That was when I lived in Dallas....they do really well down
there.  
I have not planted them up here...because they took over my garden down 
there.  Zone difference for sure.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6



>From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Coreopsis Ruby
>Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 13:10:17 -0500 (EST)
>
>Jesse
>That may be a difference in hardiness zones. I have seen a tickseed
>seedling on occasion, but not often, and I grow several different types.
>The prairie type, C.tripteris, seems to spread more by runners than
>seed. The lanceleaf and other garden types with regular leaves like
>Domino and Sunray throw off the rare seedling, and the threadleaf types
>like C.verticillata and C.rosea seem also to just spread out from their
>own base; I haven't seen seedlings - or perhaps didn't recognize them.
>
>
>Though Limerock Ruby and Sweet Dreams appear to be related, they come
>from different threadleaf parentage - one to verticillata and the other
>to rosea, (still, both are hybrids and other species are involved in
>their heritage, but each of these is primarily, or most closely, related
>to one or the other species)
>
>My Sweet Dreams plants from last year are coming back sparsely, but they
>did survive, whereas neither of my Rubies show any sign of ever having
>been there at all, other than some perlite from their original pot still
>in the planting hole. And no seedlings from either of them at all, nor
>from other threadleafs - C.vert. Moonbeam, or C.rosea.
>
>Lucky you.
>
>Kitty
>
>-------Original Message-------
>From: Jesse Bell <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
>Sent: 06/16/03 10:00 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Coreopsis Ruby
>
> >
> > It doesn't self-seed?  Man, the coreopsis that I have planted in the 
>past
>self-seeded like crazy...almost obnoxiously.  I've seen it in my
gardening
>
>catalogs and it looks beautiful!!!  I'd like to try it too.
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>
> >From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: [CHAT] Coreopsis Ruby
> >Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 07:47:44 -0500 (EST)
> >
> >Did we discuss Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby' recently? A friend told me she
> >just found this recently and I explained that it's now being sold as an
> >annual - at least here in Z5/6 - because it doesn't come back. I had 2
> >last yr and neither one did. Nor did anyone else's. Fortunately, the
> >price has come down. Lowes: $3.74 for a nice dense gallon already cut
> >back to provide thicker growth. For that price, I bought it knowing it
> >won't be back. But last yr I paid $12.95. My friend paid $6.95 - not
too
> >happy about it for an annual.
> >
> >Did any of you have Limerock Ruby return?
> >Kitty
> >
> >
> >If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> >
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