Coreopsis verticillata, Threadleaf Coreopsis
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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Tags: Cosmos species – Cosmos (annual), Leucanthemum vulgare – Ox-Eye Daisy, Lotus corniculatus – Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Rudbeckia hirta – Black-Eyed Susan (annual), Zinnia species – Zinnia (annual), Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9, Use in mixed borders, containers, or cutting gardens, or naturalized in meadow gardens, Deadhead for continued blooms or shear plants mid- to late summer for fall re-bloom, Water Requirements: Dry, Moist, Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade, Soil Requirements: Well-drained, Attracts butterflies and other pollinators, Ethnobotanic and therapeutic uses, Deer rarely damage, No serious pests or diseases, Tolerates dry/poor soil, drought, heat, and humidity; intolerant of waterlogged soils, Single yellow flowers in loose clusters from late spring to late summer, Spreads readily by rhizomes and reseeding, Dense, finely textured, bushy clumps, Three-parted leaves with thread-like segment