Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

PERENNIAL: Coreopsis verticillata (Threadleaf Coreopsis)

Coreopsis verticillata, Threadleaf Coreopsis
Photo © 2015 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic)

Threadleaf Coreopsis, with its showy flower clusters and airy foliage, is as popular in the garden today as it was in the 19th century. Its natural habitat,* though, is mostly in Virginia and central North Carolina. If you are fond of its appearance but wary of self seeding plants, then try the sterile, compact cultivar ‘Moonbeam’ that spreads by rhizomes.

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