Originally posted by weezie13:
Question for Patty..
The picture you just posted on your last post..
Are you saying those are Coreopsis or Cosmos???
Cause those are Cosmos's....
We've touched on this before
, shortly after I started hanging out here. (Actually, I was content with the term "flower
" before it came up again!)
I'm calling the orange ones "Coreopsis" because the plants & seeds are totally different
from what I call Cosmos, which is what I call these....
(Just like the weather forecast can be different, depending on which channel you watch, the identity of these flowers
seem to vary, depending on which book you look at! I've seen many plant
profiles in books & on the Web that are in conflict about these... so, I know it's not just "me"!)
My "Cosmo" plants
can get up to 5 feet tall, but they dont bush out, even 1 foot, like my "Coreopsis" does. (This pic shows several plants... while my "Coreopsis" spreads out this far from just one plant!)
As I said ("before"), they don't have the same type of leaf, seed
heads or seeds
, although the texture (not the size) of the blossoms are the same. Also, the "Coreopsis" turns into "woody" sticks when it dies back, & the "Cosmo" stays flexible, if that counts for anything.
I know I'm being stubborn about this, but I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one, & I'll fall back on all that genus, species, cultivar & group stuff as my defense. (That's where I believe our problem is, here!)
I wish I had a pic of the 2 of them next to each other... I think I'll plant
them side-by-side this year, so I can take one. (Might be interesting *& even more confusing
* to see what happens when they cross-pollinate!) May I send you seeds
from my 2 plants
, Weezie, so you can see what I'm talking about "in person"? There are sooo many different characteristics between the two plants
! (Again, back to "genus, species, cultivar & group"!)
Nur, it seems that your topic has been hijacked, & I appologize to you for my part in that!