Tequila Sunrise Tickseed (Coreopsis x ‘Tequila Sunrise’)

Tequila Sunrise Tickseed

In the mood for something hot? Try the gold and red of Coreopsis ‘Tequila Sunrise’ in your garden this year. The flowers are daisy-like with rays of yellow, tipped at the base with cherry red. You can’t miss these guys in the garden. They draw the eye from wherever you are.

Even when they’re not in flower, they are beautiful. The leaves are variegated spring-green and buttercream-white. They look soft and fresh whether there are flowers or not. But when there are flowers, they provide the perfect backdrop for the vibrant colors of the blooms.

Coreopsis are true North American natives and as such bloom with carefree abandon almost anywhere you plant them in the US. They love full sun and well-drained soil, but beyond that, they require very little. The more you cut, the more they bloom, so keep your vases full and your garden will be full too!

They bloom from spring through summer and all the way into the fall. Leave a few seed heads on the plant through the winter so that these prolific reseeders can add more beauty to your garden each year!

Tequila Sunrise Coreopsis is xeric (very drought tolerant) and works great in urban waterwise gardens. Don’t just buy one, buy several and enjoy them in your own yard this year.

  • Variegated Foliage
  • Profusion of Bright Yellow and Red Flowers
  • Great for Cutting (the more you cut, the more you get!)
  • Perfect as “Fillers” in Containers
  • Easy Growing Perennial – Comes Back Every Year!

Tequila Sunrise Tickseed (Coreopsis x ‘Tequila Sunrise’) Details

Common name Tequila Sunrise Tickseed
Botanical name Coreopsis x 'Tequila Sunrise'
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 18 inches
Width 12 - 18 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Perennial
Leaf color Perennial