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Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'

  • Common Name
    Tickseed
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Perennial
  • Size
    10" - 12" x 12" - 24"
  • Flower Color
    Yellow
  • Bloom Time
    • Fall
    • Spring
    • Spring through Fall
  • Leaves
    Thread-Like Leaves
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    Seldom Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Attracts Beneficial Insects
    • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
  • Growth Rate
    Fast
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This bushy full-branched perennial is covered with bright yellow flowers throughout the summer  into fall. The deep green foliage is a perfect foil for the profusion of blooms. The long straight stems make the flowers ideal for bouquets. The size of this Coreopsis makes it a good plant for the front of a border. Looks good in front of blue Scabiosas, Gentian Sage, Agastache 'Apricot Sunrise', or a red Salvia greggii.

    This plant does best in sunny, rather dry conditions. Plant slightly above grade in well-drained soil. Can get leggy in an overcrowded or overwatered garden. May die in winter if soil drainage is poor. Shear off to basal foliage when plant needs deadheading for a tighter rebloom clump.

    Favorite of bees and other pollinators.

    Free of pests and diseases if planted in a sunny, well-drained spot.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    The intensity of semi-double and full-double golden flowers and sheer number produced is awesome! Very easy to grow with maximum payback.

  • Varietals

    C. grandiflora 'Rising Sun' - bright yellow with mahogany base

    C. grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' - double flowering yellow with a flush of orange