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Coreopsis grandiflora Early Sunrise

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Long flowering

A neat, compact plant with a long flowering season of double yellow blooms that will add lots of cheerful colour to a hot planting scheme.

Where?

Heat and drought tolerant and easy to grow in a sunny spot. Use in a bed, border or wildlife garden where the nectar-rich flowers will attract bees and other pollinating insects.

How?

Best in well-drained soil. Add some coarse grit to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and likely to stay wet in winter. Remove the faded blooms to extend flowering.

A winner of gold medals in Europe and the USA this Coreopsis has its origins in the prairies of North America.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Wildlife garden

Typically available

From May to September