Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

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Buy Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' tickseed: Pale yellow, daisy-like flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June 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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At first was disappointed in the size of the flowers but it has grown so well & is so delicate it's become one of my favs. Love it.




An attractive and hardy perennial ...


A good choice for the front of a bed .. when in flower they form a "carpet" of pale yellow flowers. They require very little attention or care. Unaffected by strong winds and happy with a coastal location. However, I'm still undecided as to whether they benefit from being cut-back in mid-summer after the first flush of flowers. I slightly prefer the "Zagreb" variety whose flowers are a much brighter yellow.

Roger N



Stunning plant, long flowering season.


I planted this with salvias and achileas. The border is quite exposed and often my plants are damaged by the wind but not this one! Very attractive pale lemon, gorgeous with blues/ purples.



Wispy little number


This has been a wonderful addition to the front of a border. It's quite small but the yellow packs a punch in amongst other low growing plants. I bought 5 of these in 9cm pots last year and they have brighten up my border beautifully for 2 years now.


South East


Would buy again


Extremely pretty.


Western Lake District


An attractive, more delicate Coreopsis.


This plant is not as thuggish as some Coreopsis plants and adds delicate pops of colour in the border.Does well in an open, sunny aspect.


Stoneleigh, Warwickshire


Not sure about buying again


I love this delicate feathery plant but it does not easily survive. Gets crowded out by other plants and often doesn't survive the winter in my garden.




Good addition to summer pots


Very long flowering if deadheaded, pale yellow flowers are versatile and fit most colour schemes




Lovely colour and long flowering


An easy to grow perennial with delicate very pale yellow flowers which combine well with other colours. If you deadhead it will flower for ages, though it doesn't start until about August. Mine were still flowering in November.




Great little plant for filling out the front of borders


Used this to drift through the front of a border as an accent for late season. Has flowered for ages with very little attention. Plants have bulked up really well so may split next year and drift through an adjacent border. A really useful plan and very pretty.


North Wales



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Is it possible to grow coreopsis moonbeam from seed or is it sterile? Collected seeds last summer and stored in the fridge. Not having much luck getting them to germinate this spring.


It is possible to grow them from seed, however as the seedlings can be variable 'Moonbeam' is best propagated by cuttings or division.


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?

Sad ME

Hello, 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.


What is this coreopsis planted with in the picture please?


Hello, This looks like Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' to me - please click on the following link to go straight to it.


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

Bev Rawson

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.

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