Bigger, Earlier, and Longer-Lived–This Sunny Coreopsis Has it All!
Winner of the coveted AAS Gold Medal!
Variety: Early Sunrise
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone: 4 – 9
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 18 in – 24 in
Plant Width: 18 in – 24 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Cut-and-Come-Again,Double Blooms,Easy Care Plants,Ever Blooming,Flower,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers,Pest Fighter
Bloom Color: Dark Yellow
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
What a show-off this Coreopsis is–not only does it 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 is just as easy as all others, springing up in the sunny garden in early summer and staying colorful till frost!
Early Sunrise 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 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. It 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 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 and improve your entire garden with their presence! This is a good plant for the vegetable patch, too. Packet is 50 seeds. Cannot ship to CN.