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Coreopsis Moonbeam
Origins, Planting Tips, and Uses

Do you want to add some beauty and versatility to your garden? If so, then you should consider planting Coreopsis Moonbeam. In this blog post, we will discuss the origins, planting tips, and uses of Coreopsis Moonbeam. We will also answer some common questions about this plant. So, if you are interested in adding this beautiful flower to your garden, keep reading!

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Coreopsis Moonbeam Basic

Coreopsis Moonbeam is a member of flowers that is native to North America. Asa Gray, a famous botanist from the nineteenth century, named the plant. The name “Coreopsis” is derived from the Greek words “koris” (bug) and “opsis” (view). This is due to the flower’s shape, which resembles a bug’s eye. Because of its yellow color, which is said to resemble moonlight, the plant was given the name “Moonbeam.”
Coreopsis (C. tinctoria), also known as calliopsis or tickseed, is a beautiful wildflower with lacy foliage and bright golden and red blooms.

  • USDA Growing Zones: 3–9
  • Height: 18–24 inches

Coreopsis can grow from 8 to 48 inches tall, depending on the species and cultivar. They have dark green foliage that is linear or thread-like and is arranged in an opposite pattern. The foliage of Coreopsis has an herbal fragrance that some compare to the scent of dill. Plants produce black seeds, known as achenes, after they bloom.

Native Varieties of Coreopsis Moonbeam

The native variety of Coreopsis Moonbeam is the annual plant. This type of plant grows to be about two feet tall and produces yellow flowers that are about two inches in diameter. The leaves of the plant are lobed and have a green color.

Mahogany Midget

A dwarf variety that grows to 12 inches tall and produces dark red flowers.

Mardi Gras

A compact variety that reaches 8 inches in height and boasts red blooms with yellow centers.

Seashells

Known for tube-shaped yellow blossoms.

Tiger

Which features red- and yellow-patterned petals.

Hybrid Varieties of Coreopsis Moonbeam

There are also hybrid varieties of Coreopsis Moonbeam. The most common hybrid is the perennial plant. This type of plant grows to be about three feet tall and produces yellow, orange, or red flowers that are about four inchAes in diameter. The leaves of the plant are deeply lobed and have a green color.

Golden Showers

Which grows up to 3 feet tall and has deep yellow blossoms.

Heavens Gate

Reaches heights to 2 feet and blooms with dark pink flowers.

Moonbeam

Grows to 18 inches and tolerates drier conditions.

Rosea

Reaches heights of only 15 inches, but spreads quickly and has pink blooms.

Zagreb

Offers small, yellow blossoms on stalks up to 18 inches tall.

Hot Paprika

Spices up the garden with red-orange blooms.

Zagreb

Offers small, yellow blossoms on stalks up to 18 inches tall.

Hot Paprika

Spices up the garden with red-orange blooms.

Cultivation and History

Coreopsis Moonbeam is a very easy plant to grow and does not require much maintenance. The plant is tolerant of both drought and heat. It can be grown in any type of soil, but it prefers well-drained soil. The plant can also tolerate partial shade, but it prefers full sun. Coreopsis Moonbeam is also a very drought-tolerant plant.

The plant was first introduced to Europe in the early 1800s. It was then introduced to Asia and South America in the mid 1800s. The plant did not become widely cultivated until the early 1900s.

What Does a Coreopsis Moonbeam Symbolize?

The flower is often used as a symbol of cheerfulness and happiness. It is also used as a symbol of love and friendship. Colors of coreopsis range from yellow to deep red.

The golden, sunny yellow of calliopsis and tickseed is perhaps the most well-known. The yellow coreopsis means “always cheerful” in flower language.

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Coreopsis Moonbeam

Now that you know a little bit about this versatile and magnificent flower, let’s discuss how to plant, grow, and care for it.

How to Plant Coreopsis Moonbeam

When choosing a location to plant your Coreopsis Moonbeam, make sure to choose a spot that receives full sun. The plant also prefers well-drained soil. If you are planting more than one plant, make sure to space them about 18 inches apart.

Once you have chosen the perfect location, it is time to start planting. The best time to plant Coreopsis Moonbeam is in the spring. When planting, make sure to dig a hole that is twice the size of the plant’s root ball. After you have placed the plant in the hole, backfill it with soil and water it well.

When to Plant Coreopsis Moonbeam

The best time to plant Coreopsis Moonbeam is in the spring.

If you live in an area with a long growing season, you can also plant the flower in the fall.

Choosing and Preparing a Planting Site

The majority of coreopsis varieties thrive in bright sunlight. While drought and partial shade are tolerated, coreopsis grows best in moist, well-drained soil with full sun exposure.
Soil Needs:

Prefers well-drained soil but can grow in any type of soil.

Sun Needs:

Prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Water Needs:

Drought-tolerant but prefers to be watered regularly.

Nutrients and Fertilizer Needs:

Fertilizer is not required; in fact, too much may slow flower production. In the spring, simply dress with compost.

Insects and Plant Disease

Resistant to most insects and diseases. However, the plant can be susceptible to powdery mildew.

Coreopsis Moonbeam Planting Process

The native variety of Coreopsis Moonbeam is the annual plant. This type of plant grows to be about two feet tall and produces yellow flowers that are about two inches in diameter. The leaves of the plant are lobed and have a green color.

Uses of Coreopsis Moonbeam in Your Garden

Coreopsis Moonbeam can be used in many different ways in your garden. Here are some ideas

• Foundation Planting

Coreopsis Moonbeam can be used as a ground cover. The plant grows to be about three feet tall and produces four-inch-diameter yellow, orange, or red flowers.

• In Flower Beds

Coreopsis Moonbeam can also be used in flower beds.

• As Borders

Coreopsis Moonbeam can also be used as borders. The plant grows to be about three feet tall and produces yellow, orange, or red flowers that are about four inches in diameter.

• Along Pathway

Coreopsis Moonbeam can also be used along pathway edges.

Uses of Coreopsis Moonbeam In Your Home

The flower can also be used as a cut flower and will last about seven to ten days in a vase. Coreopsis Moonbeam is also a popular choice for dried flower arrangements. To dry the flowers, cut the stems when the flowers are in full bloom and hang them upside down in a dark, cool, and ventilated area. The flowers will take about two weeks to fully dry.

Add One To Your Garden Today!

Now that you know a little bit about Coreopsis Moonbeam, why not add one to your garden today? The plant is easy to care for and can add a splash of color to any garden.

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