Coreopsis verticillata – Tickseed ‘Moonbeam’

Threadleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed ‘Moonbeam’ (Coreopsis verticillata)

Family: Asteraceae, Aster

Height x width: 6-18″ x 1-3′

Growth rate: moderate to fast

Foliage: entire, opposite or lobed

Flowers: yellow, daisy-like, 2 circles of bracts around flower heads, mostly summer

Hardiness: zones 3-5 to 7-9

Soil: well-drained

Light: full sun

Pests and problems: leaf spots, rusts, wilt, aphids, plant bugs, beetles

Landscape habit, uses: front of border, groundcover, underplanting

Other interest: seeds resemble small bugs hence genus name translated “like a bug” and common name, perennial and annual species, perennials once known as Leptosyne, native to southern and eastern U.S.

Other culture: deadhead for prolonged bloom

Propagation: division, some by seed or cuttings


verticillata (ver-tiss-ill-aa’ tah)–Thread Leaf Coreopsis, zones 4-9, 18″-3′ x 3′, yellow flowers in summer, long bloom time, drought tolerant since thread-like leaves, few flowers per inflorescence

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