Description

Bigger, earlier, and longer-lived | This sunny coreopsis has it all

AAS Gold Metal Winner 1989

Fleuroselect Gold Metal Winner 1989

What a show-off this coreopsis is—not only does Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis bloom 3 weeks earlier than most others, but its blooms are enormous (a full 2 inches across), stuffed with brilliant golden petals surrounding a honey-brown eye, and crowded atop neat, compact plants. You might think all this bloom power took some extra effort on your part, but no—Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis is just as easy as all others, springing up in the sunny garden in early summer and staying colorful till frost.

Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis really shows how far coreopsis has come from the simple native tickseed species. This is a beautiful garden-worthy plant, with large, long-lasting blooms that even self-clean. No more deadheading, no more overgrown look at season's end—Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis has cleaned up its act.

Just a foot high when not in bloom, this plant reaches 18 to 24 inches high in full flower, and just about as wide. Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis is one tough little plant, laughing at the summer heat and drought that overtakes less hardy varieties. And it returns for many years, asking only well-drained soil in order to produce its very heavy bounty of sunny blooms.

All coreopsis are easy to start from seed and grow quite readily even in extreme heat, humidity, drought, and poor soil, but Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis performs so exceptionally that it won the All-America Selection Gold Medal, a rarely-given honor that marks it as a classic garden performer. A single plant in your garden will show you why—but you'll want to plant dozens once you see the butterflies and other pollinators arriving to visit Early Sunrise Yellow Coreopsis and improve your entire garden with their presence. This is a good plant for the vegetable patch, too.

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Genus Coreopsis
Species grandiflora
Variety Early Sunrise
Item Form Pack of 500
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 500
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Pest Fighter, Cut-and-Come-Again, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Award Winner, Long Bloomers, Double Blooms
Bloom Color Dark Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Dry
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Clay, Sandy
Uses Outdoor, Border

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