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Coreopsis 'Full Moon'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Coreopsis (kor-ee-OP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Full Moon
Additional cultivar information: (PP19364, Big Bang Series)
Hybridized by Probst; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Jun 30, 2014, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've planted 'Full Moon' late spring 2013 in my garden. This year its more bushy and higher. It has grown up to 70 cm. The blooms are in a pleasant soft citrus yellow. I've measured the flowers about 6 to 7 cm across. We just had a period of heavy rainfall and the flowers are still standing up without support. I'm very happy with it.

Neutral mslehv On Mar 5, 2011, mslehv from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

As a second year plant this grew much taller (>4') and bushier than expected of a coreopsis. It required staking to protect its neighbors and I was forced to move it to a more back-of-the-border location in the fall.

On the plus side, it blooms profusely from mid-summer through to frost in full sun. I agree that the blooms are only about 1".

Positive DeenDixie On Jun 24, 2010, DeenDixie from Fayetteville, AR wrote:

"Full Moon" coreopsis has become one of my favorite plants. I have grown it in my zone 6b northwest Arkansas garden for three years now, in well-drained soil where it gets minimum 8 hours of sun a day. The flower is a pretty true yellow with no orange in it. It starts to bloom for me early July and usually stays in heavy bloom until our first frost in October. It tends to flop over, but I have not staked it.The tag with the plant claimed that it produces flowers more than 2 inches wide.... but that was NOT the case for me... more like 1 inch. But the lovely shade of yellow and continuous heavy bloom mid summer to frost are, in my view, highly endearing qualities. I recommend it highly.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Danvers, Massachusetts
Hubbardston, Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts
Brooklyn, New York
Columbus, Ohio
Fairborn, Ohio
Geneva, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wakefield, Rhode Island

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