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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

A Coreopsis Sensation

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Coreopsis verticillata  'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.

When Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' came on the market, nurseries couldn't keep it in stock. The buttery yellow flowers were too irresistible for any gardener to walk past and not lust after. And then there was that foliage. Thread-like wisps of green that softened the look of the garden, almost to a blur. Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' is indeed a stunning plant.

Although Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' shares its species ease of growth, it does tend to be less long lived than most, often disappearing from a garden within 3 years. Then again, it has been know to travel a bit and pop up in another part of the garden where, no doubt, it will be just as welcome. It's impossible to say how it will perform in your particular garden, but it's worth the try. Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' blends into any garden design.

  • Zones: 3 - 9
  • Colors: Pale Yellow
  • Height: 18"' Width: 12 - 18"
  • Bloom Period: Mid-Summer - Fall
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Notes: Benefits from a shearing after the initial bloom fades.

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