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Butter Daisy, Melampodium, Gold Medallion Flower, Star Daisy
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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.