Taxonomy of Moonbeam Coreopsis:
Sun and Soil Requirements for Moonbeam Coreopsis Plants:
Caveat in Growing Moonbeam Coreopsis Plants:
Uses for Moonbeam Coreopsis Plants in Landscape Design:
Care for Moonbeam Coreopsis Flowers:
More on "Tickseed" Flowers:
The word, "coreopsis," which is the scientific name for the flower, derives from the Greek for "bug-like," due to the resemblance that coreopsis seeds bear to ticks. Again, "tickseed" is the common name for coreopsis. But this is a case where the scientific name (coreopsis) is more commonly used than the common name (tickseed). Thus, for practical purposes, the scientific name has become the common name. Perhaps this is because retailers feel consumers would shun a plant associated (even if only in name) with ticks, some of which bear Lyme disease. After spending time, energy and money spraying to kill ticks, I might, as a consumer, be put off by the name, "tickseed" -- even if only subconsciously.
Or it could be that, as scientific names go, "coreopsis" has a rather melodious ring to it.
There are other types of coreopsis, giving you a variety of options in terms of the color palette. For example, C. rosea 'Nana' is a dwarf with pink blooms, 'Mango Punch' is orange, and 'Ruby Frost' is red.