About Coreopsis Early Sunrise
These early and long blooming Coreopsis have 2" double, bright yellow daisies. They are loaded with flowers during their first flush and then Coreopsis Early Sunrise bloom lightly all summer and into the fall. Their stems are 18 -24" high with straight wiry stems so they make great cut flowers. Coreopsis Early Sunrise also attract butterflies to my garden. Washington State University lists Coreopsis as a deer resistant plant.
Coreopsis Early Sunrise
Planting and Growing Coreopsis
Make sure your Coreopsis “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area in the sun. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flush of flowers!