Coreopsis Grandiflora Drought Tolerant Early Sunrise Garden Flower Plant Seed

Coreopsis Seeds - Early Sunrise

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 18 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Summer and fall

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.2 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Coreopsis Grandiflora

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 inches

Coreopsis (Coreopsis Grandiflora Early Sunrise) - Start Coreopsis seeds in spring for blooms the first season! Early Sunrise is such an excellent performer that it won the AAS Gold Medal. It has a proven record of glorious blooms lasting for a long season. Readily grown from flower seed, this variety is a compact plant, reaching 18 - 24 inches tall and spreads to 18 inches wide. It is known for blooming earlier than other varieties of Coreopsis, and it has large 2 inch double golden yellow blooms.

Excellent cut flower

Coreopsis makes an excellent cut flower, and butterflies will flock to it! Coreopsis Grandiflora sometimes is called Bigflower Coreopsis or Largeflowered Tickseed.

early sunrise coreopsis flowers

Coreopsis seed | early sunrise

How to grow

How To Grow Coreopsis From Seed: Directly sow Coreopsis flower seed outdoors in spring into a prepared seed bed. Soil should be loosened and weed free. Press the Coreopsis seeds into the soil but do not cover them. Keep the seed moist until germination.

Coreopsis will bloom the first year after sowing flower seed. Coreopsis care includes leaving new fall growth at the base of the Coreopsis plant for wintering over and dividing the plant every 2 - 3 years.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
  • Depth: Do not cover seed but press into the soil
coreopsis seeds early sunrise

Flower Specifications

Coreopsis plants love the summer sun and heat. They are fairly drought tolerant once they are well-established. They are not too picky about soil, but it does need to drain well. Deadheading helps to encourage continuous blooms up until the first frost.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes