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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

tickseed 'Moonbeam'

Family

Asteraceae


Coreopsis can be annuals or perennials, with paired, simple, palmate or pinnately divided leaves and long-stalked, daisy-like flower-heads

'Moonbeam' is a compact perennial with finly divided leaves and light lemon-yellow, single daisy-like flower-heads in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed, sown at 13-16°C in late winter or propagate by division in early spring or root basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering then cut right back in late autumn

Pests

Damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free