Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Coreopsis-Threadleaf|
1992 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year. Ever-popular and a classic perennial, C. 'Moonbeam' is an excellent performer with bright lemon-yellow flowers produced in profusion from early through late summer. The airy clumps of fine, needle-like foliage on upright stems add a nice fine texture element to the landscape.
Coreopsis is one of the easiest perennials to maintain and is a good choice for beginners. It compliments nearly every other plant in the garden. The verticillata species is particularly long-lived, has a longer flowering time, and demonstrates better drought tolerance than others in the genus.
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
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Low water needs
Average water needs
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Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
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Coreopsis is native to North America. Therefore, it is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather drought tolerant. It can be propagated either by seed or by division every few years in spring or fall.