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COREOPSIS 'Moonbeam'

Image of Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

COREOPSIS 'Moonbeam'

Plant Common Name

Coreopsis, Hybrid Tickseed, Moonbeam Coreopsis

General Description

Pale yellow flowers and a compact habit set 'Moonbeam' coreopsis apart. This highly popular perennial is widely planted because it is easy to grow, colorful and draws many pollinators to the garden. Though commonly listed as a cultivar of Coreopsis verticillata, it is now recognized as a hybrid.

Fine, thread-like, bright green foliage covers this low, clump-forming plant all summer. Over time, it will spread via underground lateral rooted stems, called rhizomes. Throughout summer, 'Moonbeam' offers numerous daisies of palest butter yellow that draw bees and butterflies. Flowering will continue into fall if the spent flowers are occasionally sheared off.

Coreopsis thrives in sun and will withstand high heat. It is exceptionally hardy and is adaptable to most well-drained soil types with a neutral to alkaline pH. In the landscape it looks super planted in sweeps or mixed with ornamental grasses, showy sedums and other attractive, sun-loving perennials.

Characteristics

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes