Can you ID these two flowering plants?
August 24, 2017 6:04 AM   Subscribe

I would love to plant these in my yard, but I need to know what they are first. Can you identify these 2 plants growing in a front yard in upstate NY?
posted by chr1sb0y to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
The ones on the left are anemones. I'm not sure, but I think the ones on the right might be calendulas.
posted by pipeski at 6:18 AM on August 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

Agree with the anemone ID. You can get them with mid pink, white or deeper pink flowers (you can also get doubles, i.e, varieties with twice as many petals). Very pretty.

No idea what the yellow flowers are, sorry...
posted by brushtailedphascogale at 6:43 AM on August 24, 2017

I know the yellow ones aren't calendula- they kinda look like some form of aster to me.
posted by PorcineWithMe at 6:58 AM on August 24, 2017

Anenome and coreopsis I think. (I love anenomes; they're so elegant and springtime-pretty even in the fall...)
posted by A Terrible Llama at 7:08 AM on August 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

Yup, likely a coreopsis on the right, sometimes cosmos can look rather similar too.

I go with 'cosmeopsis' and call it a day. Easy to split and propagate, also does well from seed. So if you want more don't buy them.
posted by SaltySalticid at 8:31 AM on August 24, 2017

The yellow one looks to be a heliopsis.
posted by Lunaloon at 9:38 AM on August 24, 2017

The yellow ones look like Ox-eye to me, i.e. Heliopsis helianthoides
posted by colfax at 11:15 AM on August 24, 2017

The one on the right is tick-seed coreopsis (I just bought some this summer myself!)
posted by rmless at 11:26 AM on August 24, 2017

A good way to sort through all of these yellow-flower possibilities is to look at the leaves and not just the flowers.
posted by colfax at 1:33 PM on August 24, 2017

Left is definitely anemone, perhaps 'Honorine Jobert'. The yellow flowered plant looks like a Helianthus to me as well.
posted by conic at 3:29 PM on August 24, 2017

Coreopsis, not calendula. Curse my middle-aged brain. You'd think I'd know when I have them in my own garden. So yes, I agree: anemone and coreopsis.
posted by pipeski at 3:41 AM on August 25, 2017

Heliopsis. Coreopsis has thin leaves and fringed petal edges. Heliopsis sometimes has fringed petals, but your example does not. And those are not the leaves of Coreopsis.

Anemone japonica can be a pain due to underground runners if planted among other perennials or tree roots. Otherwise extremely reliable for blooms.
posted by oneirodynia at 2:31 PM on August 27, 2017

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