Annuals forum: Melampodium

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 25, 2012 6:47 AM CST
I finally have seedlings showing from last season's dropped seeds.

Question is:

In response (I suppose) to our drought, the plants are very small and have only a bloom or two each. Would it help to fill out these plants by pulling these early blooms off, or can I just leave them be? I remember last year that they continued to flower profusely while setting seed, but those plants were much larger.

Any ideas?
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 26, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Mine aren't doing much this year either, and I started them in the GH, although a bit late. I'm only just now starting to see a bloom or two. Last year they were trying to take over the containers.
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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Sep 18, 2012 4:27 PM CST
Is this the same as butter daisy? Saw one of these plants at a Plant swap last Saturday and the hostess has it growing up a trellis and it was so pretty. I'm hoping she will be able to share some of her seeds.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 18, 2012 4:46 PM CST
It is referred to as butter daisy, but the ones I have at least are a low growing, mounding plant, not a climber. Be nice if you had pictures to post so we could see.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Sep 18, 2012 5:17 PM CST
Mine's a mounding plant as well, although last year it was really big - like 3 feet tall and almost as wide. This year they're topping out at around 24" here.

Definitely a lovely late summer plant that's oh-so easy to grow. Thumbs up

Seeds are really easy to collect, and there always seems to be more than enough to go around.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 18, 2012 6:08 PM CST
I think mine is the "Million Gold" variety, which stays smaller, under 12". Cute little plants and the seeds seem to keep well. There is a taller variety called "Medallion" which grows 2 to 3 ft.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Sep 18, 2012 6:58 PM CST
Ooh!! ...

....idea. Hurray! It would be lovely to grow the shorter in front of the taller to make an even bigger butter yellow splash!

Thanks for that info, Woofie. Thumbs up
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 18, 2012 8:38 PM CST
Well, now, if you really want to get carried away, there's another variety called "Show Star" that grows in between at 14-24 inches. Hilarious! hee hee, one of each anyone? And then surround it with Snow Crystals alyssum and dwarf marigolds. Big Grin
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Sep 19, 2012 6:59 AM CST
nodding

...I have seeds for Showstar too. Rolling on the floor laughing You can't tell how much I like this plant, can you?

Ah....marigolds. Don't get me started! I finally grew some from seed this year. Whistling For some reason I've never had much luck with these "easy" seeds!! Hilarious! I think I usually rot them.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 19, 2012 7:41 AM CST
That's funny. We're supposedly the same zone, but I have no trouble with marigolds. Matter of fact, I have them showing up in all kinds of places where I didn't plant them.....like in the walkways....can't bring myself to yank them out. Sigh. My garden is NOT well-manicured. Hilarious!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Sep 19, 2012 9:56 AM CST
Mine isn't manicured either, and most days I like it like that.

Butter daisies fit into the chaos quite nicely.


We're finally ready to lay stone tiles in front of the outdoor fireplace, but that project has to be on hold till frost - there are self-sown flowers blooming in there! Hilarious! ...blue agastache and yellow melampodium - my favorite color combo!
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flowerchild123
Sep 21, 2012 12:54 PM CST
I have planted Melampodiums each spring and also have some the have reseeded. I like them because the green leaves are very bright and with the yellow blooms show very well in my large beds. Also found that the reseeding is not enough to be considered invasive. Here in East Texas we have had two brutal summers and these little plants did quite well.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Sep 21, 2012 7:22 PM CST
I agree




Welcome! to ATP flowerchild123.
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