Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kor-ee-OP-sis ver-tiss-ih-LAY-tuh|
|Lore||Vibrant tickseeds provide easy-care color that will invite butterflies and birds to the garden. While several species of Coreopsis are rabbit resistant, C. verticillata is more prone to grazing bunnies, especially when young.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Summer|
|Design Ideas||A must for the sunny border, this plant adds a delicate element with loads of blooms. Also works well in containers or hanging baskets. For constant flowers, keep deadheaded or shear the plant lightly after the first flush of bloom.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Summer Color|
Grows easily in average, well-drained soil; thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent blooms to encourage prolific bloom and prevent unwanted self-seeding. Fertilize in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9