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Re: Re: Coreopsis Ruby

Many of my annuals reseed...I have zinnias, cosmos, poppies, salvias,
Lady's mantle, celosia, cleome that just reseed each year...I don't even
have to replant but I have never been successful with
tickseed...unfortunately, because I love it.   

Also, having trouble getting dill to germinate this year...have planted a
couple of times but it doesn't seem to want to grow...other years, I have
had gobs of it.  Any ideas?

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/16/2003 12:07:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Coreopsis Ruby
> 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
> self-seeded like crazy...almost obnoxiously.  I've seen it in my
> 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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