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COREOPSIS 'Tequila Sunrise'

Image of Coreopsis 'Tequila Sunrise' PP9875

James Burghardt

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Tequila Sunrise' PP9875

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed, Tequila Sunrise Tickseed

General Description

Tequila Sunrise tickseed is an attractive perennial that has unique, narrow, variegated leaves striped with yellow and green. This compact plant produces many bright yellow daisies with dark crimson centers that stand above the foliage. They bloom throughout much of the growing season, but bloom best if spent flowers are removed.

Unlike other coreopsis, ‘Tequila Sunrise’ does well in poor, sandy or rocky soils and will also tolerate heat and moderate drought. This sun-loving perennial is well suited to perennial borders and wildflower gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • 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

    25'-35' / 9.8in - 13.8in

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Crimson

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Yellow, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Yellow, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No