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Melampodium paludosum 'Showstar'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melampodium (mel-am-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: paludosum (pal-oo-DOH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Showstar

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mindyk37 On Aug 27, 2009, mindyk37 from Poland, IN wrote:

This plant is content anywhere I plant it, blooms continuously and gives tons of seeds for sharing. Everyone remarks about how the bright color stands out among all the blues/purples/oranges/ and cranberry color plants I put them with. I love these little sweeties.


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

Hope, Arkansas
Poland, Indiana
Pequannock, New Jersey
Troy, New York
Galena, Ohio
Yukon, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas

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