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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

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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

Characteristics:



Height:
  18-24 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Easy to grow

Awards:

  Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year 1992
  Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2001

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Kniphofia uvaria 'Early Hybrids'
Common Name: Red Hot Poker
5,6,7,8,9
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Delphinium 'Bellamosum'
Common Name: Delphinium
3,4,5,6,7
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Common Name: Lavender
5,6,7,8,9
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Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' ('Mainacht')
Common Name: Salvia-Perennial
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
5,6,7,8,9
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Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'
Common Name: Gayfeather
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall' PP13161
Common Name: Bellflower-Serbian
4,5,6,7
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia
5,6,7,8,9
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Sidalcea 'Partygirl'
Common Name: Prairie Mallow
5,6,7
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Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell
4,5,6,7,8
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Gaillardia 'Goblin'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant'
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.