Moonbeam Coreopsis

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Fast-Growing Prolific Bloomer Moonbeam Coreopsis!

  • Pale Creamy-Yellow Blossoms
  • Prolific Blooms & Long Bloom Time
  • Mounded Clumping & Compact Growth
  • Ultra Finely Textured Foliage
  • Airy Clumps of Bright Green Leaves
  • Great for Containers, Naturalizing & Sunny Gardens
  • Hot Sunny Sites & En Masse
  • Cold Hardy Tough Native Perennial
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Xeriscaping & Firescaping
  • Salt, Deer, Heat & Mildew Resistant
  • Attracts Pollinators & Songbirds

Perfect for creating a natural, informal landscape with lots of butterflies, Moonbeam Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam') is an improvement on the native species of Threadleaf Coreopsis. Also known as Tickseed, these are fine-textured beauties for any sized landscape!

Moonbeam is just as fast-growing, hardy and easy care as the native wildflower, featuring glowing creamy pale-yellow blossoms. Each petal looks pleated with a small button center.

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 make for a reliably stunning display, so use this in broad sweeps for a low-maintenance landscape.

The 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year and its gorgeous yellow daisy-like flowers attracts butterflies and in the fall, the dried seed heads attract a great many songbirds looking for an autumn treat.

How to Use Moonbeam Coreopsis In The Landscape

Plant it in seasonal containers as a beautiful filler, these work to lighten and brighten planters, window boxes or patio plantings with their graceful presence!

Plant en masse and in large swaths in tricky planting sites, or that ‘hell strip’ along the road for 3 seasons of color. Great to intersperse throughout existing garden beds by grouping in multiples or in gentle zig-zags along the length of your garden beds. It will spread to cover the ground in a really delightful way as groundcover and filler.

You'll love watching the flower heads nodding in the breeze throughout your Rock and Cottage gardens, or mounding in the front of your Perennial and Pollinator beds and borders.

Line walkways and skirt sunny garden structures with these lacy perennials for a finished, informal look that stands up to the sun! Fantastic low mounding plants, these work as edging for your beds and garden plots.

Readily naturalizing and politely spreading, these natives happily ramble through meadows and prairie plantings sites. You’ll enjoy butterflies and pollinators galore as they seek out the rich nectar resources. Fall brings songbirds to the scene where they are grateful for the rich seeds before winter.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Coreopsis do their very best in full sun and are easy to grow native plants. These herbaceous perennials thrive in USDA growing zones 3 through 9.

Thriving in poor, sandy and rocky soils, Tickseed also does well in fertile soil. Any well-drained soil with moderate moisture content is preferred, but these are very drought tolerant once established.

While very drought-tolerant, you’ll get the best blooms and longevity by providing supplemental watering in times of need. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Provide ample water for your young plants while they become established, not allowing them to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when flowering.

Deadhead if you like, however, the fluffy mounds of Coreopsis tolerate a shearing to promote a rebloom. Leave some seedheads for your birds in fall, since many Goldfinch and other songbirds will drop by for a visit! Prune in early spring before you see new growth, for a fresh, clean appearance.

For fantastic pollinator drawing flowers and creamy mellow hues, the Moonbeam Coreopsis will delightfully fill your garden beds with beauty! Head over to today to place an order before they’re gone!


Head over to our Garden Blog to read about how to Prepare a Feast for Your Pollinators!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No