Early Sunrise Tickseed Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Early Sunrise Tickseed

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'
A little drop of sunshine to brighten your beds and borders.

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From sunrise to sunset, chipper little Early Sunrise Tickseed spreads joy and happiness in the summer garden. Semi-double golden flowers cover neat mounds of green foliage for weeks. If you’re diligent about snipping out the spent flowers, you may have continuous bloom from late May or June until fall. Early Sunrise tends to be a short-lived Spirit, but new seedlings often appear if you allow some flowers to go to seed. Its ephemeral nature makes it perfect for meadow plantings. Early Sunrise is also wonderful as a temporary space filler—use it around slow-growing Accents to provide color while the permanent plants fill out.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

Large-flowered Tickseed turns its glowing golden faces to the sun across much of the southern half of the U.S. This cheery wildflower is native from New Mexico to Florida, ranging north to Missouri. Over the years, it has crept even further north by escaping from gardens. Early Sunrise is a special selection of Large-Flowered Tickseed developed in the 1980s. It features extra petals and a slightly more compact habit than the typical species. In 1989, Early Sunrise won an All-America Selections Gold Medal for its superior garden performance. The award is given each year to the best new plants that can be grown from seed.

The Details

Spice up container planting with Early Sunrise Tickseed! Pop this perky Spirit into a pretty pot to create a welcoming splash of color by your door. It’s great in window boxes, too.

How to Grow

Give Early Sunrise Tickseed a bright, open spot in the landscape where it can bask in the sun all day. Be careful not to overwater it or give it too much fertilizer. This is a waterwise Spirit that’s naturally adapted to dry, lean soils. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) will greatly lengthen Early Sunrise Tickseed’s bloom period. Be sure to let a few flowers go to seed if you’d like new plants to appear. Large-Flowered Tickseed is generally a short-lived Spirit, so seedlings help to keep a planting going. You can also dig and divide plants in spring to help keep them growing vigorously.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 1.5-2'
Avg Mature Width 1.5-2'
Flower Color Golden Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Bloom Time Late Spring to Late Summer/Early Fall
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Fragrant No
Groundcover Yes
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use Yes

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Early Sunrise Tickseed Tree