So appropriately named, ‘Early Sunrise’ produces wonderful double sunshine yellow flowers on tall, slender stems above compact mounds of dense thread-like feathery foliage, which gives them the alternative name of ‘threadleaf’, while their more common name, 'tickseed,' refers to the seeds which resemble ticks and are a great favourite of garden finches.
Coreopsis is a naturally rugged prairie plant and ideally suited to today's low maintenance gardens. Easy to grow, drought tolerant, and long blooming, Coreopsis certainly earn its keep in a sunny flower border, rewarding you with an abundance of stunning flowers throughout summer and well into autumn.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come, and it’s also recommended by the RHS as a 'Plant for Pollinators', with flowers that are a favourite with butterflies and bees.
Compact and robust, it's definitely a plant for the front of the border or a patio container – versatile and easy.
Supplied as 2 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting, growing to a height and spread of 5cm (2in).
What Is Supplied
Item 561079 supplied as:
2 x 9cm Pots
- Deadhead plants regularly to keep them blooming through the summer.
Planting Advice for Coreopsis
- Grow in full sun in soil that drains well.
- Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds.
- Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots – if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
- Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
- The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
- Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
- Water in well to settle the soil and prevent desiccation.
Aftercare Advice for your Tickseed
- Coreopsis will need regular water when first planted until they are established. After that, they are quite drought tolerant.
Pruning Advice for Coreopsis
- Deadheading will keep the plants blooming throughout the summer.
Leave the stems on the plants for autumn and winter interest, before tiding up in late winter.