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Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ (Thread-leaved tickseed)

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ kor-ee-OP-sis ver-tiss-ill-LAY-tah Common Name: Thread-leaved tickseed Genus: Coreopsis
'Moonbeam' produces star-like blossoms of pale yellow from late spring into autumn. This cultivar is widely used because the refreshing tint of yellow compliments so many colors. The finely textured foliage adds interest all season long.
Noteworthy characteristics: It looks good in drifts; site next to plants with contrasting foliage. 
Care: Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead in mid-summer to encourage rebloom and prevent self-sowing. It is tolerant of a variety of soils. It thrives on poor soils and is tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought. 
Propagation: Sow seed in mid-late winter at 55° to 61°F; divide in early spring.
Problems: Slugs, snails, bacterial spot, rust, Botrytis flower blight, aster yellows, powdery mildew, downy mildew, and fungal spots.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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