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Coreopsis ‘Tequila Sunrise’

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Coreopsis ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is grown for its multicolored, variegated leaves. The ornamental foliage is a great benefit when ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is not in bloom. Unfortunately, this cultivar did not perform very well. It failed to overwinter during the first year. Replacements were planted the following spring, and those plants were plagued by downy mildew which contributed to their overall decline by the end of the second year. Given the poor health of ‘Tequila Sunrise’ at the end of that year, it was no surprise that none of the plants survived the winter.


  • Rating
    Did not complete trial 
  • Common Name
    Tequila Sunrise tickseed  
  • Bloom Period
    June - July 
  • Flower Size
    2” diameter 
  • Size
    12” x16” (h x w) 
  • Weeks in Bloom
  • Disease Resistance
    Prone to powdery mildew and downy mildew