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 I spied this very beautiful flower garden walking with my son in our town in West Sussex today.

I think some of these things are dahlias, but can anybody ID the other things in the garden? 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,473
    I think the yellow ones (bottom left) may be coreopsis.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    Looks like some Zinnias too.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    Orange pom pom dahlias and the orange with yellow centres looks like Tithonia perhaps.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Agree with AnniD, the bright yellow flowers are Coreopsis Grandiflora. Maybe Early Sunrise.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,456
    I agree on zinnia for the hot pink ones with the yellow centres and dark eyes, and maybe also some of the orange ones further back.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks guys.  It's an inspiring sight either way!  Are these all "herbaceous perennials" that die to the ground each winter?
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Yellow on the right, maybe achillea?
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,456
    Zinnia and tithonia are annuals, grown new each year and put out after the last frosts. Dahlias are a bit on the tender side and don't like too much winter wet. Some people lift them and store them for the winter. I leave mine in the ground and just cover the crowns with some dead leaves or similar, but I have free-draining soil so they don't sit in water.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,473
    Coreopsis can be grown as a perennial,  but they are quite short lived and they have never survived through the winter for me, so l treat them as an annual. 
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