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Coreoplsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Ever-popular and a classic perennial, C. 'Moonbeam' is an excellent performer with bright lemon-yellow flowers produced in profusion from early through late summer. The airy clumps of fine, needle-like foliage on upright stems add a nice fine texture element to the landscape. Coreopsis is one of the easiest perennials to maintain and is a good choice for beginners. It compliments nearly every other plant in the garden. The verticillata species is particularly long-lived, has a longer flowering time, and demonstrates better drought tolerance than others in the genus.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Coreopsis is native to North America. Therefore, it is easy to grow, thriving in any well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, it is rather drought tolerant. It can be propagated either by seed or by division every few years in spring or fall.

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Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Bellflower-Serbian (Campanula poscharskyana), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum setaceum), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Montbretia (Crocosmia ), Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria ), Prairie Mallow (Sidalcea ), Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia uvaria), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Speedwell (Veronica ), Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Plant Height

18-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Drought tolerant, Container

Bloom Time

Early through late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun

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Seasonal Interests