• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Tickseed 'Moonbeam'

Tickseed 'Moonbeam'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Tickseed 'Moonbeam'

  • Genus Coreopsis can be annuals or perennials, with paired, simple, palmate or pinnately divided leaves and long-stalked, daisy-like flower-heads

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Species 'Moonbeam' is a compact perennial with finly divided leaves and light lemon-yellow, single daisy-like flower-heads in summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed, sown at 13-16�C in late winter or propagate by division in early spring or root basal cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering then cut right back in late autumn

Pests Damaged by slugs and snails

Diseases Generally disease free

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