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PlantFiles: Boton De Oro, Melampodium
Melampodium divaricatum

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Melampodium (mel-am-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: divaricatum (dy-vair-ih-KAY-tum) (Info)

Category:
Annuals

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

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mgarr On Jan 14, 2005, mgarr from Hanover Twp., PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

The plant forms a neat mound of foliage covered with flowers all summer until frost. This is a tender annual plant. Good to use at the edge of a perennial bed instead of bricks or small evergreens.

Regional...

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

Brooksville, Florida
Lansing, Michigan
Sicklerville, New Jersey
York, Pennsylvania
Virginia Beach, Virginia



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