ID help...absolutely beautiful

BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)June 30, 2013

I absolutely adore this plant. It seems so unique, or at least unique in my garden. It grows very fine pointe foliage in a nice rounded clump and then when you least expect it, it bursts open with yellow flowers. Doesn't seem to spread aggressively and is a wonderful filler.


Thank you!

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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Looks like a coreopsis, perhaps Moonbeam. But it looks a bit short in the photo. How tall is it?


    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 10:56PM
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BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)

About up to my knees. Maybe a little lower? I'm 5' 6". So I guess that would be about 18" high? Maybe just a bit more, but not much.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:00PM
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aprilalliums(6b Coastal MA)

It looks like Coreopsis 'Zagreb'.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:02PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Oh, 18 inches is about right - it looks way shorter in that first photo! Yes, I would say Moonbeam or my second guess, as AprilAlliums says, Zagreb.


    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:09PM
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capecodder(z6 MA)

I'd say Zabgreb too. That stuff really spreads, I've been trying to rein it back for years!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:14PM
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I agree that it's Coreopsis "Zagreb".

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:32PM
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Moonbeam flowers pale yellow, so, definitely not.

Zagreb should be about a foot high, then there is C verticilata Grandiflora, taller than Zagreb and similar yellow.

bye, Lin

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 3:33PM
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voting for zagreb. Moonbeam is paler, and in a lot of situations less sturdy growth.Hard to kill zagreb, but it is not a pesky thug.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 9:12PM
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Another vote for 'Zagreb'--I have two patches of it that enlarge in size each year. I wouldn't call it invasive but it definitely expands each growing season.

'Moonbeam' has much lighter, paler blooms but hasn't been particularly robust where I am. Since most everything else thrives in my soil conditions, I prefer to blame it on the cultivar rather than where I plant it.

Unlike 'Moonbeam,' 'Zagreb' is reliable, needs little in the way of supplemental moisture or attention from me other than to enjoy it & the pollinators love it.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 12:27AM
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molie(z6 CT)

I agree ---- Zagreb. Enjoy!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 8:14AM
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