Moonlight Coreopsis

Moonlight Coreopsis

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonlight' PP#20,009


$14.95
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'Moonlight' was discovered as a branch mutation from Coreopsis 'Autumn Blush'. The foliage grows in a bushy clump of pinnate dark green leaves. The ferny, light-as-air foliage adds to the delicate effect of the blooms, which arise by the hundreds on this floriferous cultivar. So pleasing to the eye, yet so simple to grow!

The blooms are beautiful over a very long season (June to September): they open clear pastel yellow in early summer, stay gorgeous through the heat, then as the cold weather of autumn approaches, they do not fade away, but instead acquire a darker peach tone for another month or two of beauty! The single 1- to 2-inch blooms are shaped like daisies, with outstretched petals. They open so abundantly that at times the plant looks like a mass of luminous butter-yellow, yet individual blooms are startlingly beautiful, with a dainty, star-shaped effect. Plants reach 1 to 2 feet tall--just right for the front of the border, along the walkway, in baskets, windowboxes, or planters of any description.

'Moonlight' is untroubled by most pests and diseases--the only nuisance to look out for is slugs. This is a fire wise cultivar. If you live in an area where wildfires are a concern, you can minimize your home's risk by keeping trees and other dry, woody plants at least 30' away from your home and instead growing perennials like Coreopsis that are largely water and provide little "fuel" for raging fires. Like all Coreopsis, 'Moonlight' is exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought, blooming from early summer until frost! Zones 6-10.

Coreopsis

Planting:

Set plants 10 to 12 inches apart, or more for larger cultivars. Choose a location in full sun or very light shade; any reasonable soil, so long as it is well-drained, will do.


Maintenance:

Periodically removing spent flowers will lengthen the blooming season. We recommend a mulch of humus or compost. Dividing every 2 or 3 years as it becomes necessary will induce stronger growth. Otherwise, plants are pest- and disease-free, requiring no special care.


Zones:

Zones various

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