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Boton De Oro, Melampodium
Melampodium divaricatum

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

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Lansing, Michigan

Sicklerville, New Jersey

York, Pennsylvania

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.