Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

tickseed

2 litre pot
pot size guide
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Needle-like leaves and small cool-lemon flowers without any hint of red, make this a delicate addition - weave it through like a running thread

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This lovely, exceptionally showy, long-flowering, pale yellow tickseed is perfect for extending the season of a summer border in sun or partial shade. As long as it's deadheaded regularly, it produces a succession of slender-stemmed, single, daisy-like flowers with orange-yellow centres from June to September. The flowers are also attractive to bees and butterflies.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and water well during hot, dry spells. Cut the faded flower-stems back down to ground level in autumn and compost.

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    Advice re numbers please!

    Hello I have an L shaped area of about 2 square metres to fill and would like colour. The area is sunny and well drained. The plants I am thinking of are Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam', Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro' and Achillea 'Terracotta'. I have often read that when planting you should plant in groups of 3 but also see that some of these plants should spread to 45 cm. Given the space I have to fill, should I choose 3 of each of these to ensure I have a good show of colour, or start off with one each in the knowledge they will eventually spread? All advice very much appreciated. Bev
    Asked on 7/6/2009 by Bev Rawson

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      Hello There, It really depends on how patient you are! I would plant 3 of each as this will ensure a reasonably full display quite quickly and it will also make sure there are no gaps when they all grow together.

      Answered on 7/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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