Moonbeam Coreopsis is one plant that is sure to inspire confidence in the heart of even the most novice gardeners. This riotous, enthusiastically blooming, easy to grow and care for perennial is a favorite amongst experienced gardeners and is one of the top ten selling perennial garden additions throughout the country. The plant is so named for its daisy-like blossoms, which appear as moonbeams breaking out from the backdrop of lacy, hazy fern quality leaves like so many stars in the heavens.
Plants can grow up to two feet in height and width and enjoy full and partial sun. With adequate spacing, suggested to be approximately eighteen inches between seedlings, Moonbeam Coreopsis plants will be able to flourish fully. The most important care the Moonbeam Coreopsis plant needs is appropriate pruning in order to keep the plant bloom-ready throughout the summer blooming season. Pruning consists of snipping off the dead blossoms and any dead leaves or stems to ensure the plant is able to continue producing its famous "moonbeam" blossoms all summer long.
Moonbeam Coreopsis responds best to organic fertilizer sources like mulch and requires very little in the way of extra protection or care, being both drought and mildew resistant. The Moonbeam Coreopsis plant is also deer and garden predator and pest resistant yet highly attractive to more desirable garden inhabitants such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. The Moonbeam plant is not too picky about soil conditions as long as there is adequate hydration and soil drainage, and it is not necessary to water the plants more than once per week. With moderate to fast growth and a recognized ability to get along well with many other varieties of garden plants, Moonbeam Coreopsis is a great addition as a centerpiece or accent for any garden, walkway, landscaping piece, or other decorative use.