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Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

When most perennials have finished blooming in the heat of late summer, Coreopsis is still pushing out the blooms. Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed has been a tried and true garden performer since the the early 1990’s. The pale yellow blooms explode atop stems of fine, airy, dark green foliage. Drought and deer do not stand a chance against Moonbeam.

Moonbeam Tickseed can be used at the front of a garden border to highlight or contrast the larger plants. It works as filler in a mixed container planting. Once it starts blooming in early July, only the hard frosts of autumn will stop it. This perennial is tough and will give your garden a lovely informal cottage feel as it fills in the gaps left by early season bloomers. Coreopsis is a true American native plant of woodland edges and the prairies. It blends well with other “wild flowers” and ornamental grasses or is at home in a container as a permanent planting.

Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed

Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed is not fussy about soil needs. An average, well drained garden soil will provide all of the nutrition this perennial needs. If the blooming seems to slow down in following years, a slow release, balanced fertilizer can be used as growth begins in the spring. The pH requirement is as close to neutral as possible. 6.5 - 7.5 on the pH scale. Regular watering the first season is critical. After Tickseed is well established, extra irrigation will only be needed during hot spells. 

Tickseed can be deadheaded on a regular basis to keep the blooms producing and the plant tidy. A good chop to the ground is the only real maintenance this herbaceous perennial needs in the late fall. If the blooms are left to set seed heads, birds will happily eat the seed during the winter. Dividing Coreopsis is very simple and should be done every 2-3 years to rejuvenate the plant. 

Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed Spacing

Tickseed is a lower growing perennial, having a maximum height of 18 inches and a spread of 24-30 inches. The spacing should be 24 -36 inches on center. This will give the plants good air circulation.

Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Pale Yellow
Bloom Period: July To Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Moonbeam Threadleaf Tickseed
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