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: 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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One of my top ten plants

5

This coreopsis is long-lived in my garden. It's ideal at the front of a border and lights up that area with its pale yellow flowers which flutter in even a light breeze like butterflies. It's very useful towards the later stages of summer when other plants may be looking duller and prolongs flowering into autumn. It's an effective contrast to darker dahlias and asters.

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Yorkshire Dales

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Excellent plants

5

Plants arrived swiftly, well packaged and in excellent condition. They were well suited to the soil in my garden and thrived throughout a difficult dry summer. I look forward to them flowering again in 2019.

AMS

Midlands

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I would buy this again.

4

These plants sprawl a bit but if planted fairly closely together they look great.

Hoppalong

West Sussex

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I would buy this plant again

5

Beautiful hardy perennial. Long lasting flowering season

Plantaholic

Cornwall

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Great plant in summer 2018

5

Used this plant in a raised bed and It did very well. It was the first summer so I don't know if it will survive up here in Lancashire but hopefully will.

dog lady

Lancashire

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A real 'giver' of a plant

5

Starts off small and takes time to establish but is a beautiful soft pale yellow, goes well with dark and light blues and maroons.

GrannyJ

South West

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Lovely with a long-lasting display of flowers

5

I bought 6 of these in early 2017 and they did OK. They've survived a hard winter. I re-planted in Spring to a sunnier position and they have really thrived and look great next to lavender Imperial Gem.

Kirstie

Midlothian

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Looks really good in my garden

5

Gives a fantastic spread of colour

Kim

Suffolk

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uplifting dainty little flowers.

5

Flowers for a long time. Inspiring colour.

Nitu

London

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lovely little plant

4

delicate plant looks good with grasses, Achilles etc

clive

surrey

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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.

Trevor

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

Helen

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.

Helen

What is this coreopsis planted with in the picture please?

Claire

Hello, 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/

Helen

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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