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Coreopsis rosea (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)
Coreopsis rosea (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

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Zones 2A, 3-24, 26, 28-45
Full Sun
Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Coreopsis hybrid ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

COREOPSIS

Easy-to-grow members of the sunflower family yielding a profusion of yellow, orange, maroon, or reddish flowers. Deadhead for longer bloom; use hedge shears to remove large numbers of spent blooms. Both annual and perennial kinds are easy to propagate—annuals from seed sown in place or in pots, perennials from seed or division. Plants tend to self-sow; seeds attract birds.

The species listed here are from the eastern and southern U.S. unless otherwise noted.

Coreopsis hybrid ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Grows to 1 1/2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Narrow, olive green leaves are irregularly variegated with cream and yellow, with touches of pinkish red in spring and deeper red in fall. Golden yellow, 1 1/2-in. flowers with deep orange-red centers appear continually in summer.

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