Coreopsis Grandiflora Early Sunrise


  • Plant Fact File:
    • Plant Type: Perennial
    • Common Name: Tickseed
    • Variety: Coreopsis Grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’
    • Growth Habit: Upright, clump-forming
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
    • Foliage: Fine, thread-like green leaves
    • Flower Color: Bright yellow
    • Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer
    • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
    • Aspect: Full sun
    • Soil Type: Well-draining, average soil
    • Uses: Borders, containers, rock gardens, cottage gardens, pollinator gardens


    Coreopsis Grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’ is a compact and prolific perennial known for its abundant bright yellow flowers and fine foliage. It forms dense clumps of foliage that are adorned with numerous daisy-like blooms, adding cheerful color to the garden from late spring to early summer. This variety is valued for its long-lasting flowers and low-maintenance nature.

    Key Features:

    • Abundant Yellow Flowers: ‘Early Sunrise’ produces an abundance of bright yellow, daisy-like flowers with a contrasting dark center. The flowers are borne on slender stems above the foliage, creating a vibrant display that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Compact Growth Habit: This variety of Coreopsis has a compact, clump-forming growth habit, making it suitable for small gardens, borders, containers, and rock gardens. It reaches a height and spread of 30-45 cm (12-18 inches), making it ideal for edging pathways or filling in gaps in the landscape.
    • Long Flowering Period: Coreopsis Grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’ blooms from late spring to early summer, providing weeks of continuous color in the garden. Deadheading spent flowers can prolong the blooming period and encourage more buds to form.
    • Low Maintenance: Tickseed is known for its low-maintenance nature, requiring minimal care once established. It thrives in full sun and well-draining soil but can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Regular watering during dry spells and occasional fertilization can promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The bright yellow flowers of ‘Early Sunrise’ are highly attractive to pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hoverflies, making it a valuable addition to pollinator gardens. By providing a nectar source, Coreopsis helps support local pollinator populations and promotes biodiversity.

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