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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 14, 2012 1:56 AM CST
I am looking for information on Coreopsis Star Cluster.
I have been under the impression that colors of coreopsis other than yellows,are fragile and dont perform more than one or two seasons.
I grew the pink one ,I think it was Sweet Dreams.
I try to find plants with a zone in the middle of the requirement given,in other words I am suspicious of a plant that starts with Z5 when I am in Z6.

Has anyone had experience with this plant in Z5-6?
Name: Dottie Fennell
Grassy Creek, NC (Zone 6b)
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dottie
Sep 18, 2012 7:06 AM CST
Sorry, but I have no experience with this particular Coreopsis, but I have grown several that are not yellow. One was a pink one, and although perennial, it did not come back for me the second year, and I have tried one or two others that were not yellow, with no reappearance. I grow one that is yellow but with a deep red center, and it's been around for years. I am always amazed to see it. As for zones, I live in Zone 6b, and I often try plants that are a zone removed from what is specified, and I usually have very good luck. If you look around at different nurseries selling plants, their descriptions for the same plants often list different zones, and it's confusing, to say the least. I like to find out for myself, so I grow plants that are not recommended and grow them sometimes in shade when a spot in the sun is not available, etc. That's what makes gardening interesting, and that's how I learn.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 18, 2012 7:20 AM CST
It just made me curious as to weather the color was what made a more resilient plant or not.
I agree the zone thing is confusing.
I am in Z6a and if there is only one
zone listed I assume I am O K.
I also check a Plant File to get a full zone registration aka z 4-9.

Lets face it all gardening is a degree of gamble.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Sep 19, 2012 6:17 PM CST
ge1836 said:I am looking for information on Coreopsis Star Cluster.
I have been under the impression that colors of coreopsis other than yellows,are fragile and dont perform more than one or two seasons.
I grew the pink one ,I think it was Sweet Dreams.
I try to find plants with a zone in the middle of the requirement given,in other words I am suspicious of a plant that starts with Z5 when I am in Z6.

Has anyone had experience with this plant in Z5-6?


Star Cluster is beautiful, I have been wanting one too. I learned it is hardy to zone 4a.
Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery has it. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 20, 2012 2:53 AM CST
I will put it on the list for next year.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Sep 20, 2012 4:20 AM CST
I wonder if I could purchase seed, I could winter-sow a few. Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 20, 2012 4:49 AM CST
I bought "Center Stage" from Santa Rosa last fall, so I can't speak for it's longevity yet.
http://www.santarosagardens.com/Coreopsis-Center-Stage-p/cor...

Mine was more pink than their picture, but it really was covered in flowers all summer with no attention, no cutting back.


Mine might have been lighter because of our drought, terribly hot summer, and unrelenting hot burning sun.

Karen
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 20, 2012 4:57 AM CST
Center Stage is really a beauty. I like the mound it makes.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Sep 20, 2012 1:01 PM CST
That is really pretty! Thumbs up I want some, hopefully SRG will have it again next spring. Hurray!
Susan

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 20, 2012 1:34 PM CST
I like the fact that it looks good all summer with no maintenance.

I got an email from Santa Rosa today. They're having their fall sale. I don't know if it's entire inventory, but their fall sale is usually a good one.

Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 20, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Wow, Center Stage is $2.49 now at Santa Rosa

Karen
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Sep 20, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Yippee!! Hurray! Drooling Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Green Grin! Lovey dubby Sticking tongue out nodding

I got one of these plus a few others, great sale!!

http://www.santarosagardens.com/Coreopsis-Center-Stage-p/cor...
Susan

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 22, 2012 4:07 AM CST
Just ordered 4 coreopsis.I had to pay full price for Star Cluster when Limbo wasnt in my zone.
Center Stage
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Show Stopper
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Route 66
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Star Cluster
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NOTE to all.These are not my pix.I just ordered them.
Great sale.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 22, 2012 5:13 AM CST
Pretty Jo Ann, all of them. Where did you order from?

Karen
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 22, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Santa Rosa 80% off each 4inch pot was 3 bucks.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 22, 2012 5:52 AM CST
Wow, you can't beat that. Nice!

Karen
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 23, 2012 3:24 AM CST
OOOPS Santa Rosa just notified me no Star Cluster til spring. I canceled that part of the order.
I have GoogledShow Stopper and Center Stage both have the same picture and are almost impossible to tell apart unless the description is read.
I think one is redder than the other. Does anyone know?
Only one has pix on database.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 23, 2012 4:03 AM CST
Jo Ann, On this page, the photo added by Bob is the grower's photo. The more pink one is mine, bought from Santa Rosa.

I actually sent SR my photo, asked if I received the wrong plant, or if it really is that color. They sent me another plant. It was late in the year and I stuck it in a place where it got less sun, and the flowers were a little darker than on the original one. I think it might have just been kind of faded from our horrid heat and sun this summer. Honestly, we didn't have hardly any rain or even a cloud all summer. In a normal weather year, mine might be darker.

Which ever I got, I do love it. It has bloomed all summer with no maintenance.

Karen
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 23, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Karen used your pix for actual color.Mine will go in late day sun area.
Do you think Show Stopper is deeper red?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 23, 2012 7:10 AM CST
I've not grown it so I can't say. But I think in SR's photos, Center Stage looks darker.

I think in cooler, more typical summer weather, mine might be darker than it was this year. We had unrelenting hot sun, temps in the 90s, and horrid drought. The drought continues... I swear we never even had a cloudy day all summer. Just blazing hot sun.

Nana was another nice one. I bought it last year from Santa Rosa. A very early bloomer, it's short and cute. It bloomed in spring/early summer for about 6 weeks. No rebloom, but again it might in a more normal summer.


Karen

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