Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Melampodium paludosum

Common Name: Melampodium,


Melampodium (Melampodium paludosum) Not a widely used plant, but one that should be tried. Works nicely in pots or out in the garden.

Plant TypeAnnuals, Site author's observations
Sunlightat least a half day of sun
Moistureevenly moist
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained
Temperaturenot frost tolerant, heat tolerant
Flowerssmall yellow daisy-like flowers, produced in large quantities
Leavespale green, coarse to the touch.
Dimensions8-12" tall, space around 8-10" or more in the garden, one plant will easily fill out a 6" pot
Maintenancedead heading
Propagationseeds, cuttings
Native SiteSpecies plant native to western North America.
Misc FactsAKA: Melampodium Million Gold, Melampodium Lemon Delight, Melampodium Showstar
Author's NotesI have so seldom seen this plant for sale around the greenhouses and garden centers I visit. I find this to be a fantastic plant to grow in pots on the patio.
Notes & Reference#47-Annuals for the Connoisseurs (Wayne Winterrowd), #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterrowd)
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