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Plant Guide

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

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