Coreopsis Tequila Sunrise

Description: Bright yellow, 2 flowers with red eye; foliage is variegated olive green with creamy yellow edges and turns reddish in cool weather.
Common Name: Tequila Sunrise Coreopsis
Scientific Name: Coreopsis verticillata Tequila Sunrise
Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 14-16" height, 12-14" spread
Bloom Color: Yellow with a Maroon Eye - red center
Bloom Period: May - August
Landscape Use: Border, Container, Cut Flower, Perennial Garden
Soil: Thrives in Poor, Sandy, Rocky, Well-Drained
Zone: 6 - 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Ornamental Grass, Speedwell, Shasta Daisy, Daylily, Coneflower, Salvia, Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass
Maintenance: Remove faded flowers and stems regularly

Attracts: Butterflies & Hummingbirds

*In late August or September, cut flower stems down to the base foliage.


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