Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Leptosyne gigantea--Giant Coreopsis
This used to be Coreopsis gigantea, but the taxonomists decided to complicate things. So now it is Leptosyne coreopsis.
Before it has flowers, it looks like a small palm tree. It would be great as part of a miniature landscape. Really cute! I can just imagine it with tiny toy dinosaurs at the base.
Yellow daisy flowers pop out of the top in spring and summer. Looks weird to me.
Drought tolerant. Likes well-drained soil.
Blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden.