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Fast-Growing, Prolific Bloomer

Perfect for a natural, informal landscape with lots of visiting butterflies, Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' is an improvement on the native species. But never fear, this variety is just as fast-growing, hardy and easy care as the native wildflower.

You'll love the fine-textured, green foliage because it provides the perfect backdrop for the multitude of creamy-yellow flowers that blanket this hardy perennial from late spring into fall. Continuous blooms makes for a reliably stunning display, so use this in broad sweeps for a low-maintenance landscape.

Plant it in seasonal containers as a beautiful "filler", or plant multiples in gentle zig-zags along the length of your garden beds. It will spread to cover the ground in a really delightful way. You'll love watching the flower heads nodding in the breeze.

Pair with other prairie perennials, or place these in front of tough, evergreen shrubs. Try this with one of the new deep-purple Floribunda Rose shrubs for a dynamic look. Or, stick with Bluestem Grasses as a more restful option.

This plant is salt tolerant, and resists deer, heat, mildew and drought! Quite a workhorse, but it's pretty enough to be called a Thoroughbred. You'll want to cut armloads of blooms for cheerful cut flower arrangements throughout your house.

Corepsis Moonbeam is one of the most popular of the Coreopsis varieties. Butterflies certainly love it!

Order plenty today. For large orders, please give our sales team a call to see if you qualify for special pricing.

  • Naturalizing
  • Prolific, Bright flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Drought Tolerant, Improved Nativar

Coreopsis verticillate "Moonbeam' is one of the thread leaf varieties of Coreopsis. Little is available about its origin, but its unique faded color and mounding wispy character, quickly lead it to become one of the lead selling varieties of Coreopsis. By 1992, Coreopsis Moonbeam is recognized as the perennial of the year.

Coreopsis varieties are native to the United States. The Coreopsis verticillate is native to the eastern U.S, south to Florida, and west to Arkansas.

Coreopsis verticillate varieties are commonly called tickseed because the seed is said to look like a tick. Moonbeam Coreopsis is a sterile variety and does not produce seeds; as a result, there is no problem with reseeding. Coreopsis Moonbeam does spread by rhizomes.

Though recognized as a verticillate, some research suggest that Coreopsis Moonbeam may be a cross of Coreopsis verticillate and Coreopsis rosea.

Moonbeam Coreopsis is adapted to a wide range of soils and climates. The plant requires little water once established. It's recommended for Drought tolerant or xeriscape plantings. Moonbeam Coreopsis is considered a LOW water user by the California Department of Water Resources, Water Use Classification of Landscape Species (WUCOLS) list, requiring little water after being established.

This plant is also on a number of lists as a fire-resistant plant. Firesafe Marin and Montana State University both include Coreopsis species as fire-resistant plants. Check with your local fire department to consider Moonbeam Coreopsis for your defensible space planting in a firewise landscape.


Moonbeam Coreopsis Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Normal, Sandy, Clay
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Deep Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes