Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’  • 

Photo: Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

Photo: Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

General description

Threadleaf Coreopsis forms a spreading clump of very delicate, ferny foliage. This outstanding selection bears loads of starry creamy-yellow daisies, from early summer into late fall. Clipping off faded flowers will encourage buds to form all season. Tolerant of hot, dry sites, once established. Excellent for cutting. Great for edging in the sunny border, or planting in mixed containers. Tolerates heat and humidity. Easily divided in early spring. A former Perennial Plant of the Year, this has performed consistently well in gardens all over the continent.

  • Flower Colour - Creamy Yellow
  • Blooming Time - Early Summer through Late Fall
  • Foliage Color - Deep Green
  • Flower Head Size - Very Small
  • Height - 30-45 cm / 12-18 inches
  • Spread - 30-45 cm / 12-18 inches
  • Foot Traffic - None
  • Growth Rate - Medium 

Plant requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average, Dry or Moist
  • Care Level - Easy
  • USDA Zone: 4-9


Clipping off faded flowers will encourage buds to form all season.

Practical use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Border
  • Containers
  • Cut Flower
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Ground Cover
  • Massed


30 - 50 cm
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Full sun
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Well-drained, Poorly-drained, Moist but well-drained