Mt Cuba Center
close
Mt Cuba Center
Back to list

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’

Native Plants

Moonbeam Whorled Tickseed

5 Photos


Summary

Coreopsis verticillata ’Moonbeam’ wins accolades from gardeners not only because it is easy to grow but because the interesting, needle-like foliage is covered in pale yellow flowers for much of the summer. It forms an open mound 18” in height and spreads by rhizomes to about 24” wide. It is adaptable to many soil types, with the only requirement being that the site is well drained. Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’ grows well in full sun or light shade, is pest free, and butterflies love it. Pruning after flowering will encourage further blooming. The primrose-yellow, daisy-like flowers look fabulous with a variety of plants including Stokesia laevis, Echinacea purpurea, Bigelowia nuttallii, and Eurybia divaricata.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-summer, mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    yellow 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black