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PlantFiles: Showy Tarweed, Showy Tarplant, Common Madia, Elegant Madia
Madia elegans

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Madia (MAD-dy-uh) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)

Synonym:Madia elegans subsp. elegans

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 13, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Found in dry, open grassy places, often along roadsides, from southwestern WA south to Baja CA.

These plants are covered with sticky, glandular hairs and are often called Tarweeds. The flowerheads close at night.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kelseyville, California
Richmond, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Salem, Oregon



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