Butter Daisy, Melampodium, Gold Medallion Flower, Star Daisy
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

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:

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

Regional

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

Pioners'ke,

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Positive

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

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.