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COREOPSIS 'Baby Sun'

Image of Coreopsis 'Baby Sun' ('Sonnenkind')

Hahira Nursery

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Baby Sun' ('('Sonnenkind')')

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed

General Description

Throughout summer, the dwarf perennial tickseed, 'Baby Sun', bears a beautiful display of golden-yellow daisies with a touch of burgundy at the base of each petal. Its compact size and tidy habit makes it ideal for small garden spaces spaces and container plantings. Though often listed as a cultivar of Coreopsis lanceolata or C. grandiflora, this Ernst Benary introduction has characteristics of both and is more likely a hybrid.

Flowering begins in early summer and will continue for up to two months if the spent blooms are removed. The flowers are held above its lance-shaped, medium green leaves for full effect. Bees and butterflies hum and flutter among the bright daisies to gather pollen and drink nectar.

Full sun and average to fertile soil with good drainage will produce the best results. Once established, this cultivar can withstand short periods of drought but it looks best with regular water. It is well suited to rock gardens, border edges and informal perennial gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes