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Our most vigorous plant.

Coreopsis, June 2011. by Leenechan
Coreopsis, June 2011., a photo by Leenechan on Flickr.

We've had this coreopsis for at least ten years. It just won't die! Not that I want it to...

I remember being attracted to coreopsis a.k.a tickseed because during family vacations to Cape Cod I would always see it growing on the edge of sandy paths alongside beach roses and beach plums. It's probably the most drought-tolerant plant we've ever grown. I think it's the state flower of Florida.

There are newer varieties in prettier colors, but they never seem to last as long or have as rounded of a habit.

This plant has survived having cats pee in it regularly. It really is a hardy plant!