Saturday, May 9, 2009
Stokesia begins the Daisy Season
Stokesia is a native of the southeastern United States. When the first flush of bloom is over, the stems can be cut back to the first joint and new blooms will form. After those bloom, cut the stems to the basal leaves to leave a rosette of leaves without the floppy stems that are often a source of complaint about stokesia.
Today I saw the first Black eyed Susan blossom. Daisy season is upon us. Coreopsis is starting to bloom; threadleaf coreopsis has buds. Shastas are feeling the heat already, wilting during the day.