Baby Sun Coreopsis

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Adorable Golden-Yellow Rays of Sunshine Baby Sun Coreopsis!

  • Brilliant Golden-Yellow Blooms
  • Prolific Flowers All-Season!
  • Fine-Cut Leathery Foliage
  • Mounded Compact Habit
  • Ultra Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Friendly
  • Tolerant & Hardy Native
  • Container Ready Blooms
  • Deer Resistant
  • Birds Love the Seeds
  • Xeriscaping & Firescaping

Absolutely cute and adorable Baby Sun Coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sonnenkind') is a sunny, heat-loving native wildflower!

Also known to many as Tickseed, Coreopsis are long-blooming, drought tolerant and disease resistant, gleaming little perennials! They are easy-to-grow powerhouses and highly prolific bloomers.

The captivating, miniature golden-yellow blooms with matching yellow centers, look like shiny new pennies. Calling pollinators and butterflies from far and wide while soaking up the sun.

Baby Sun blooms in early summer, filling the plant all season with daisy-like petals that are pleated and have wavy, toothed edges.

Even when not in flower, Baby Sun Coreopsis has beautiful, mounds of leathery green foliage. Deeply cut leaves and long deep lobes emerge a bit later in the spring than other perennials, but last vigorously until hard frost.

The fresh color and delicate foliage are perfect backdrops for the bold blooms to follow in late spring to early summer!

Compact, rounded mounds shrug off sweltering, hot dry garden beds, Baby Sun is a true North American native. Blooming with carefree abandon anywhere you plant them in the US. They bloom from spring through summer and all the way into the fall.

How to Use Baby Sun Coreopsis In The Landscape

These sun-loving, bright yellow daisy-like miniatures fill in the gaps of your perennial beds and line borders in tidy mounds. Cottage gardens benefit from these small bright beacons with the addition of these shiny blooms.

Coreopsis is Xeric (very drought tolerant) and works great in urban water-wise designs. Wildflower gardens are, of course, perfect sites for Baby Sun! Making themselves at home in rock gardens and prairies as well.

Adorable container plants and add a bright splash of color to your sunny planters and window boxes, on porches and patios alike. Small gardens, urban lots or even the smallest yards all have space for this densely-growing mini-perennial.

Mass plantings fill hot dry areas with sunny blooms and provide hardiness that won't back down from tough conditions. Naturally forming colonies along roadsides and in old fields by self-seeding, they naturalize prairie sites and sunny drifts with bold color.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Doing best in any kind of well-drained soil, Coreopsis are successful in poor, sandy and average soils; Baby Sun is really not particular as long as they don't sit in water.

Once established, Coreopsis is very drought tolerant and thrives in those hottest, dry sites most plants don't tolerate. A hardy native, these thrive in USDA zones 4-9.

Baby Sun Coreopsis thrives in full sun, though also appreciates some part shade in those warmer growing zones during the hottest part of the summer afternoon. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Deadheading encourages blooms all season, but be sure to leave some dried seed heads for the birds to feast on in the autumn! Highly disease resistant, these tough natives endure the toughest locations!

Order your Baby Sun Coreopsis from Nature Hills Nursery for cute, shiny blooms on a smaller, tidy miniature plant!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Baby Sun Coreopsis Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sonnenkind'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 20 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 Inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No