|Red flower amidst yellow Coreopsis tinctoria|
A flash of red caught my eye and I bent closer to inspect it. Imagine my surprise when I found a red coreopsis growing among the yellow ones. At first I thought it might be a stray cosmos, but no - the leaves are identical to Coreopsis tinctoria.
Have you ever heard of this? I know red is another common color, but I have never grown red in my garden - and none of my neighbors have red either. Is this just a typical genetic fluke or what? The only ones I could find online claim to be dwarf red Coreopsis tinctoria, but this one isn't dwarf - it's nearly 3 feet tall, as tall as its neighbors.
I'm just glad I happened to photograph that Coreopsis and not another patch in the garden!
|Red - growing among the yellow - Coreopsis-like foliage....|
|More in the same area. I couldn't find another red one!|