One native I continuously struggle to dislike is Coreopsis. It looks weedy throughout the year, so weedy in fact I often mistake it for a weed and nearly pull it out. Yet, when it decides to flower, it never ceases to amaze me in its beauty.
Many Coreopsis are native to Missouri. It usually flowers between May through June. It has proven to be very versatile, liking moist soil as well as some drier spots. Although, the drier ones don't seem to flower as much, it as least a testament to how tough this plant is. I mean come on, it has survived Missouri's weather for thousands of years, that is saying a lot!
Coreopsis will survive in medium shade, but it really prefers full sun. Most Corepsis species is in the two feet height average, but a majority are just under that. This is not something I would plant alone, but fits in well in a wild flower garden to sneak in some fun yellow flowers for the birds and butterflies that love Coreopsis.
I hope everyone's gardens are in full swing, and we can all wonder what this years weather will bring us. Thanks for reading and I will see you outside!