This popular, compact, bushy perennial has mid-green foliage and masses of cheerful golden-yellow flowers, often with brownish-red eyezones; attractive to bees and butterflies; great cut flower; moderately drought tolerant once established.
Cheerful golden-yellow flowers
Good in borders, mass plantings and containers; sunny addition to a water-wise garden
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun'
(Baby Sun Tickseed)
12" (30 cm)
36" (91 cm)
20" (51 cm)
Yellow often with brownish-red eyezones
June - September
Prefers an average, well-drained soil type
Plant Care Tips
Coreopsis (Tickseed) are wonderful choices for gardeners who have little time to dedicate to plant care! They tolerate a variety of soils, need little water and are disease resistant. That said, you can get the most out of your Coreopsis if you make sure that the soil is well-drained (they do not tolerate water-logged soil well) and, for maximum blooming, place the plants in a sunny location. As with all plants, water them well until they are established, then cut back on watering. Once the plants have bloomed the first time, shear them back by two-thirds. They'll reward you with masses of blooms and a tidier habit. Deadheading the plants will keep them blooming until the first frost, at which time you want to cut the plants back to about an inch above the ground. Dividing the plants every 3-4 years in the spring will help keep the clumps to a manageable size and give you more Coreopsis plants for other parts of your garden!