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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

whorled tickseed

Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' is a dependable bloomer and all-round fantastic plant. The flowers are a glowing, lemon-yellow color and sit on top of tall, erect, lacey, somewhat mound forming, delicate (threadleaf) 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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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

whorled tickseed Interesting Notes

The Perennial Plant Association's 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year™

Coreopsis verticillata
 ’Moonbeam’ wins accolades from gardeners not only because it is easy to grow but because the interesting, needle-like foliage is covered in pale yellow flowers for much of the summer. It forms an open mound 18” in height and spreads by rhizomes to about 24” wide. It is adaptable to many soil types, with the only requirement being that the site is well drained. Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ grows well in full sun or light shade, is pest free, and butterflies love it. Pruning after flowering will encourage further blooming. The primrose-yellow, daisy-like flowers look fabulous with a variety of plants including Stokesia laevisEchinacea purpureaBigelowia nuttallii, and Eurybia divaricata. - Mt. Cuba Center

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 invasive.

Good Substitutions

tickseed Coreopsis 'Crème Brûlée'
star tickseed Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'
whorled tickseed Coreopsis verticillata
threadleaf tickseed Coreopsis Permathread™ 'Red Satin'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative