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‘Baby Sun’ coreopsis

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun'

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A multitude of 2-inch, golden-yellow daisy flowers sits atop thready foliage from late spring to late summer if deadheaded promptly. This clump-forming perennial is native to the central and southeastern U.S. It is sometimes grown as an annual. It makes a beautiful cut flower, and its casual habit makes it valuable in cottage gardens, borders, containers, and meadows.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGolden-yellow flowers over a long season. Fast-growing.

CareNeeds well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead regularly. Support as needed.

PropagationSow seeds in a seedbed in mid-spring or divide in early spring. Root basal cuttings in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, fungal spots.

  • Genus : Coreopsis
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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