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Coreopsis, Tickseed
Coreopsis 'Tequila Sunrise'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Tequila Sunrise
Additional cultivar information:(aka Tequila Sunrise)




6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage





Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Moody, Alabama

Glen Avon, California

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Lees Summit, Missouri

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bend, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 25, 2009, beansandpenney from Orchard Park, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I purchased this coreopsis, along with two of the "standard" coreopsis', spring 2008 at Lowes. The "standards" are coming back in full force, but this one seems to have not survived. It's a shame, I loved the leaves and the flower. My soil is rather clay-like, maybe this one needs more sandy soil.


On Aug 2, 2007, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Thrives in poor, sandy and rocky soils with good drainage. Tolerant of heat, humidity and drought. Prompt deadheading of spent flower stalks encourages additional bloom. Plants may be cut back hard in summer if foliage sprawls or becomes unkempt. When grown in borders or other formal garden areas, division may be needed every 2-3 years to maintain robustness. Tequila Sunrise does not produce viable seed.


On Jul 18, 2005, Tjsangel from Warren, OH wrote:

This is the 1st year for mine, and it's blooming its little heart out! I deadhead quickly and it keeps going. It looks beautiful next to my purple Stokes asters and moonbeam coreopsis. The variegated foliage adds zest. It tolerates drought and is an easy perennial to care for.


On May 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Stunning in the flower bed, especially next to solid green plants and/or purple or bright pink flowering ones. Grows quickly and abundant flowers.