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Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’ (Tickseed)

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Coreopsis Grandiflora ‘Sunfire’ (Tickseed) is a bushy, clump-forming, short-lived perennial boasting an abundance of brilliant golden-yellow, daisies adorned with burgundy red centers. Blooming for weeks from late spring to late summer, if spent flowers are regularly deadheaded, the charming blossoms sit atop upright stems and float above the neat foliage mound of finely divided foliage. Excellent for perennial borders, patio containers, and cottage gardens.

  • Grows up to 24 in. tall (60 cm) and 22-24 in. across (55-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to partial shade in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant to hot, humid summer climates.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, this Coreopsis is a favorite of bees and butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • Very versatile, it is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, and coastal gardens, and does great in containers. Effective as an accent plant and spectacular in mass plantings.
  • Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, or crown rot if grown in poorly drained soils.
  • Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Midsummer shearing (after the first flush of flowers) should help tidy up the plant and promote a fall rebloom.
  • Cut old stems back to their bases as they die back at the end of the year.
  • Clumps may be divided every 2-3 years to maintain robustness.
  • Propagate by seed at 55-60°F (13-16°C) in mid, or late, winter or in situ from early spring to early summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Curry Up’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Grandiflora’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Broad Street’ (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis verticillata Creme Brulee (Threadleaf Coreopsis)
Coreopsis ‘Citrine’ (Tickseed)
Coreopsis grandiflora Baby Sun (Tickseed)

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Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion)
Geranium Rozanne (Cranesbill)
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ (Montbretia)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Coreopsis
Common names Tickseed, Coreopsis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 8" - 10"
(20cm - 25cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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