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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' (Whorled tickseed)
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Whorled tickseed

Awarded the 1992 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year Award, Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' is a dependable bloomer and all round plant. The flowers of threadleaf coreopsis are a glowing, lemon-yellow color and sit on top of tall, erect, lacey, somewhat mound forming, delicate (thread leaf) looking green foliage that has an airy appearance. The flowers are plentiful and bloom continuously throughout the entire summer. If the dead blossoms are removed, flowers will be more abundant and healthy. Truly a bright sight. Great in rock gardens and gardens with poor soil. Makes a nice cut flower.

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' - 72 per flat $43.20
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Height

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Golden Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Whorled tickseed Interesting Notes

I love moonbeam coreopsis. It blooms spring to fall, with just occasional shearing back. You can dig up a plant in the spring, divide the root system into several pieces, and each one bushes out into a beautiful, full plant. The lemony yellow is so bright and cheerful and its mounded habit is neat and appealing. http://hortiplex.gardenweb.com/plants/p1/gw1050467.html

 

In 1990, 20 plants were planted in the low water zone in sun and 44 were planted in part shade in the moderate water zone. In 1992, another group of 32 was planted in shade in another area of the moderate water zone. In the low water zone 10 plants died during the winters of 1993/1994 and 1994/1995, and exhibited severe crown injury in 1992 and 1994. This group scores an overall evaluation rating of 72.7 percent. The moderate-water-zone group planted in 1990 had slight crown injury in 1995. Slight leaf wilt and scorch has been exhibited. The other group in the moderate zone had 10 winter deaths in 1996 and exhibited fair fall color for the only time. The two groups in the moderate water zone score an average overall evaluation rating of 77.5 percent. At all locations aesthetic quality is fair, except during the full bloom period when the flower effect scores are high enough to bring up the overall quality ratings. During past years health ratings have fallen to fair as the plants continue to decline. These plants have had no insect or disease pests and very few problems, but do not seem to thrive here at the XERISCAPE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN. It is unknown if it is only soil-related and/or not quite enough water. Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' does grow well in our area and is a nice, small coreopsis. http://www.csu.org/cgi-bin/xeri/Xeriinclude?Xeridetail?PIS-cmp

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Full sun to part shade in average to dry soils that are well drained. An extremely tolerant plant. Does well in poor rocky soils. Tolerant of humidity, heat, and dry conditions. Spreads by both rhizomes and seeds but is not obnoxiously invasive.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Container
Container
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Dry
Dry
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Rock Garden
Native to Northeast
Dry Sun
Border
Native to US
Edging
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative