Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’ – Butter daisy – Tickseed –


Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’

blooms in early summer

comes in 1, or 2 gallon container

C. grandiflora – This clump forming, almost hairless perennial, often grown as an annual from Central and Southeastern USA grows 12-36″ tall and 18-36″ wide. It produces simple, somewhat hairy, lance shaped or palmately lobed lower leaves, to 4″ long. Flowering stems carry 3 to 5 pinnate leaves with linear leaflets. From late spring to mid summer it bears solitary flowers, to 2 ½” across, consisting of golden yellow petals, with unevenly cut outer tips, and darker center. Excellent for cutting.

perennial – Grow in fertile, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Support taller cultivars. Divide perennials in late winter or early spring. They dislike heavy clay but are tolerant of coastal region, poor, stony soil.

zone 5-9