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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Description

'Moonbeam' is a cultivar of the thread leaf coreopsis which is in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. This plant grows 1-3 feet tall with a similar spread and has many light yellow flowers all summer long. The seeds are sterile but the plant canl spread by rhizomes. 

Use this plant in the sunny border, in mass plantings or in containers to give your garden a light airy feel. It prefers full sun but can tolerate light shade, especially in hot areas of the country. 'Moonbeam' tolerates poor soils that are well-drained making them useful in rock gardens. It is also drought, deer, heat and humidity tolerant. Do not overwater or fertilize this plant. 

Unlike some Coreopsis flowers, 'Moonbeam' flower pedals are not notched at the tips.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coreopsis
    Species:
    verticillata
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Dark-colored achene, seeds form after blooming. Displays from July to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Light yellow rays surround darker yellow disc flowers are 1-2 inches wide with several pedals having no notched tips.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Palmately 3-parted leaves with thread-like segments are whorled around the stem
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity
    Poor Soil
    Salt