Early Sunrise Coreopsis

Availability: Out of stock

Bright Yellow and Dark Green Surprise - Early Sunrise Coreopsis

  • Early Bright Yellow Blooms
  • Very Dark Green Foliage
  • Loves Full Sun
  • Blooms Earlier And Longer Than Other Tickseed
  • Drought and Heat Tolerant
  • Award-Winning Selection
  • Hardy Native
  • Compact Plant
  • Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Long Season of Bloom
  • Good for Cut Flowers

The Early Sunrise Coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise') is a definite superstar among yellow wildflowers. This All-American Selection Gold Medal Award Winner has brilliant golden yellow, semi-double flowers that flush to orange-yellow near the center.

A vigorous grower, the 2-inch blooms are crowded atop a neat, compact plant. A member of the Tickseed family, the dark-green, thread-leaf foliage creates a bold contrast with the flower color. The foliage is glossy and intermingles with other types of foliage very well.

Early Sunrise attracts frogs and other wildlife including bees, and beneficial insects. Plus Coreopsis provides butterflies with ample nectar, and the fall seedheads attract birds!

Early Sunrise blooms at least 3 weeks before most other Coreopsis but then continuously blooms from June through October.

How to Use Early Sunrise Coreopsis In The Landscape

Early Sunrise Coreopsis looks great with any type of ornamental grasses, other wildflowers, summer blooming perennials, and of course when combined with a wide variety of native plants.

Working best in n borders or mass plantings in sunny gardens and dry, sun-baked beds, Coreopsis is easy to grow, making them a great plant for the beginning gardener or for the Xeriscape garden.

Coreopsis grows in neat compact bunches, reaching a tidy 18-24 inches tall and about as wide. Though it is their prolific sunny-yellow blooms are the real stars of the show. Blooms beginning in late spring and don't stop until fall!

Like golden crowns rising above the fine-textured foliage, the ruffled flowers shine in the sun. And the sun is where these do the best. Sure to catch your eye as you stroll through the garden, as well as the eye of every bee and butterfly around!

A perfect selection for wildflower and pollinator gardens, Coreopsis plants are native to North America. They are as at home among your perennial gardens and cottage gardens as they are in commercial plantings and formal rows. Urban conditions are no problem for Coreopsis and they'll fit right in!

Don't let your cutting garden feel left out, Early Sunrise has long stems that last for several weeks in a vase and bouquet! That sunny yellow is sure to brighten anyone's spirits when presented a bouquet full of their ruffled, golden blooms.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Thriving in heat and sun, these natives are hardy plants but may need some protection in harsher climates. Still, Early Sunrise Coreopsis display their sunny faces in the wide range of hardiness zones 4 through 9.

Cold hardy and late to emerge than other perennials and even other Coreopsis, they put on a show for the rest of the growing season, making up for it with bountiful blooms!

Requiring well-drained soil and only moderate moisture. Once established, they require little watering and are highly drought-resistant perennials. Too much water makes them floppy and shortens their lifespan.

Doing amazing in low fertility soil, these are some of the easiest to grow! Since Early Sunrise thrives in poor soil and has low water needs, this Coreopsis will easily add beauty to any trouble spot in your garden!

Early Sunrise spread by rhizomes to form wide, dense-growing clumps. Dividing older plants will help keep Coreopsis looking neat and tidy. When left for the birds and not deadheaded, Coreopsis naturalizes with ease.

Deer resistant, there is no need to worry about these becoming a salad ar for unwelcome guests.

Early Sunrise Coreopsis should be cut back in early and late summer to extend the bloom period. Deadheading keeps the blooms coming back in droves! However, be sure to leave some in the fall for the birds to come in for a feast.

Every gardener should include one of these easy-care, super hardy native plants in their collection! You'll be glad you chose an Award-winning selection like Early Sunrise Coreopsis to bring glowing blooms to your landscape! Order yours from the wildflower experts at Nature Hills Nursery today!

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

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%

Click here to see our full rates


Early Sunrise Coreopsis Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No