Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
- 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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Lovely little flower that keeps going well into Autumn if you deadhead it (can take a while!). Is also the only Coreopsis that for me comes back every year - have tried others but no luck. Lovely yellow follows that positively glow!
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Q:I have a Daphne which I bought 5 yrs ago in a tiny 9cm pot. She progressed to various pot sizes but was planted out 2 years ago in a south facing spot near my front door. She has now grown to a small bush with branches and lots of healthy leaves but has up till now refused to flower. Why oh why? One of her branches got broken last summer by an over sized begonia planted in a large pot near her and I managed to root it. That tiny branch sitting in a 9 cm pot did produce a minute flower which I nipped out when it was faded. I now wait with baited breath for flowers on the larger plant and hope that the little one will grow into a small bush. What should I do to make the bigger Daphne happy so she will flower and the tiny one to start producing branches?Asked on 25/4/2016 by Sad ME from Edinburgh
These plants resent root disturbance and can often take a few years to settle in before they start to flower - so you have done extremely well getting a flower on your new cutting! They also like to be kept cool and relatively well watered, so as yours is growing in a Southerly aspect, I suspect the reason for the lack of flowers is a lack of water.Answered on 3/5/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q:What is this coreopsis planted with in the picture please?Asked on 17/4/2016 by Claire from United Kingdom
This looks like Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' to me - please click on the following link to go straight to it.
http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/salvia--sylvestris-mainacht/classid.2000010852/Answered on 18/4/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q: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. BevAsked on 6/7/2009 by Bev Rawson
A: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 8/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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