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Melampodium paludosum 'Million Gold'

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


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

mega blooms, bright cheerful color, low maintenance-a perfect 10

Positive tammyinrichmond On Jul 30, 2008, tammyinrichmond from Richmond, VA wrote:

I planted these great annuals one time approximately four years ago. Every year, they pop up somewhere without fail. They have moved from one side of the yard to the other. They are very consistent in their blooming and would highly recommend for your garden. Hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Tammy In Richmond VA

Positive RDT On May 13, 2008, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This one of my favorite annual. Withstands neglect and yet stays beautiful. Fills up my containers. The seeds are very easy to collect. Once the yellow petals start to drop you will see the brown seeds in the green pockets.


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

Valdosta, Georgia
Pukalani, Hawaii
Poland, Indiana
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Bellaire, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Ronkonkoma, New York
Morehead City, North Carolina
Anderson, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Plano, Texas
Richmond, Virginia

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