Coreopsis grandiflora

Coreopsis grandiflora Sunfire
Photo by Hugo.arg

One of the first Coreopsis to bloom each year, producing beautiful butterfly attracting flowers from early Summer right thru Fall! The 1.5” wide, vivid yellow flowers with a dark red dot at the base of each petal branch out on long stems – perfect for bouquets! Deadhead regularly for best show, but leave the last round of flowers to produce seeds to feed the wee birdies. Unusually compact, ‘Sunfire’ forms a dense foliar mound about 20” tall and wide with foliage held low to the ground, making it suitable for the front of a bed or container (10 gal.+). Provide regular water the first year or two to get it established, after which it’s surprisingly drought tolerant. Protect from afternoon sun in hot, inland gardens. Prefers good drainage.

Plant Unicorn

Sun/Part Sun
Low/Avg. Water

USDA zones 4-9