Moonbeam Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’)
Perfect for creating a natural, informal landscape with lots of butterflies, Moonbeam Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’) is an improvement on the native species of Threadleaf Coreopsis. Also known as Tickseed, these are fine-textured beauties for any sized landscape!
Moonbeam is just as fast-growing, hardy and easy care as the native wildflower, featuring glowing creamy pale-yellow blossoms. Each petal looks pleated with a small button center.
You’ll love the fine-textured, green foliage because it provides the perfect backdrop for the multitude of creamy-yellow flowers that blanket this hardy perennial from late spring into fall!
Continuous blooms make for a reliably stunning display, so use this in broad sweeps for a low-maintenance landscape.
The 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year and its gorgeous yellow daisy-like flowers attracts butterflies and in the fall, the dried seed heads attract a great many songbirds looking for an autumn treat.
Plant it in seasonal containers as a beautiful filler, these work to lighten and brighten planters, window boxes or patio plantings with their graceful presence!
Plant en masse and in large swaths in tricky planting sites, or that ‘hell strip’ along the road for 3 seasons of color. Great to intersperse throughout existing garden beds by grouping in multiples or in gentle zig-zags along the length of your garden beds. It will spread to cover the ground in a really delightful way as groundcover and filler.
You’ll love watching the flower heads nodding in the breeze throughout your Rock and Cottage gardens, or mounding in the front of your Perennial and Pollinator beds and borders.
Line walkways and skirt sunny garden structures with these lacy perennials for a finished, informal look that stands up to the sun! Fantastic low mounding plants, these work as edging for your beds and garden plots.
Readily naturalizing and politely spreading, these natives happily ramble through meadows and prairie plantings sites. You’ll enjoy butterflies and pollinators galore as they seek out the rich nectar resources. Fall brings songbirds to the scene where they are grateful for the rich seeds before winter.
Coreopsis do their very best in full sun and are easy to grow native plants. These herbaceous perennials thrive in USDA growing zones 3 through 9.
Thriving in poor, sandy and rocky soils, Tickseed also does well in fertile soil. Any well-drained soil with moderate moisture content is preferred, but these are very drought tolerant once established.
While very drought-tolerant, you’ll get the best blooms and longevity by providing supplemental watering in times of need. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Provide ample water for your young plants while they become established, not allowing them to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when flowering.
Deadhead if you like, however, the fluffy mounds of Coreopsis tolerate a shearing to promote a rebloom. Leave some seedheads for your birds in fall, since many Goldfinch and other songbirds will drop by for a visit! Prune in early spring before you see new growth, for a fresh, clean appearance.
|Common name||Moonbeam Coreopsis|
|Botanical name||Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'|
|Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Width||18 - 24 inches|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|
|Flower color||Creamy Yellow|