Jun 15, 2022 · Moonbeam coreopsis plants prefer well-drained soil. They are clay-tolerant, but they will truly thrive in a loamy soil . Water This plant has low water needs and is drought-tolerant once established. Water about once a week to help the roots grow down. Water in the mornings if you can. Temperature and Humidity
- Coreopsis verticillata
- 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and wide
- Moonbeam coreopsis, tickseed
Grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade (specifically in hot summer areas) and enjoys dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in poor, sandy or rocky soils and is drought tolerant. This plant will tend to sprawl if grown in moist and fertile soils.
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Plant number: 1.165.250. Threadleaf Coreopsis forms a spreading clump of very delicate, ferny foliage. This outstanding selection bears loads of starry creamy-yellow daisies, from early summer into late fall. Clipping off faded flowers will encourage buds to form all season. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, once established.
General care Pruning Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut to the base in late autumn. Propagation A sterile cultivar, 'Moonbeam' will not produce viable seed. Propagation methods Basal cuttings, Division Monthly care advice Get access to monthly care advice
You can find a handful of coreopsis varieties for sale as plants. For the best selection, order from catalogs or start your plants from seed. Hardiness will vary with species and cultivar, and not all coreopsis varieties are perennial plants. Many of the newer varieties are still be tested for hardiness and their ratings may change.
Mature size varies with species, age, and growing conditions, but most coreopsis plants reach between 10 and 18 inches in height with a spread of about 12 to 24 inches. They tend to grow in clumps, but many varieties will self-sow throughout your garden. There are also a few that will spread by runners. Some of the taller species may require stakin...
Deadheading will keep the plants blooming throughout the summer. Some of the smaller flowered varieties are difficult to deadhead and you may prefer to shear the plants, once the first flush of flowers fade. They will fill in quickly.
Coreopsis will bloom best in full sun, but it can also be successfully grown in partial shade. The plants may get a bit lankier in partial shade, but they will adapt. In areas with intense dry, heat, coreopsis may even prefer some afternoon shade. Most coreopsis varieties are very easy to grow and are not particular about soil quality or soil pH. T...
Coreopsis plants prefer a warm climate and because they are native to prairies and dry plains, a dry environment. Occasional wet weather won't bother them, though.
Fertilization of growing coreopsis is not necessaryin fact, too much fertilizer may inhibit flower production. If soils are already good, all you should need to do is add a little compost in the spring.
Although they are rugged plants, they don't tend to live more than 3 to 5 years. A decrease in flowering is a signal it is time to divide the plants or plant some new ones from seed. For perennial coreopsis, if they begin looking weak with fewer flowers after three years or so, divide them if needed in spring or early fall.
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'Moonbeam' is drought tolerant and deer resistant and its ability to fill in around other sun loving perennials with its thin, non-shading foliage makes this easy to grow selection a perfect companion plant in the garden.