Coreopsis, Tickseed '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
Registered or introduced: 2007



Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us



Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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


This plant is said to grow outdoors 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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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".


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.