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Coreopsis, Early Sunrise
Burpee bred. Blooms first year from seed!
All-America Selections winner. The first ever perennial to win prestigious Gold Medals from All-America Selections and their European counterpart, Fleuroselect (1989)! Uniform sun loving plants grow 24" tall and produce spectacular semidouble blooms of golden yellow from July through September. Adaptable to most soil types. Butterflies adore this versatile Tickseed cultivar that is hardy in zones 3-9.
Sow in full sun in spring after danger of frost. Sow seeds evenly and thinly and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Keep moist. In frost free areas, Sow from fall to early spring.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 15-20 days. Thin to stand about 18" apart when seedlings are 2" high. Coreopsis appreciates a protective winter mulch north of Zone 6. Divide the plants in spring or fall for propogation or to rejuvenate old clumps.
Coreopsis is valuable for the middle or front of the border and is an ideal addition to dry-soil gardens. This easy-care perennial also performs well in containers. The cut flowers are long-lasting and a welcome addition to fresh arrangements.