Flower: Coreopsis, Early Sunrise - Coreopsis Grandiflora
Especially attractive to pollinators. Dense well-branched 18" plants are loaded with 2" semi-double vivid golden-yellow blooms loved by syrphid flies, lady beetles, lacewings, parasitic wasps and many other beneficials. Excellent for eco-dyeing, too. Aerial parts of the plant make a burnt sienna with a rusty orange hue. Won 1989 AAS for its ability to bloom weeks earlier than other Coreopsis. Plant 12–18" apart. For cuts, harvest when flowers start to open.
Hardiness: Perennial zones 3-10
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