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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65-75ºF
Days to germinate: 1 to 2 weeks
Depth to plant seed: Sow just below soil surface
Other info: Direct sow after last frost
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-10-22
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-21
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-02Sprouted warm -indoors, then planted out
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-15Shown with Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28
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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Jul 25, 2014 9:12 AM

I haven't noticed many self-sown seedlings from last year's plants, but there is one growing in the fork of a tree stump at just about eye level. If it lives to bloom I'll post a picture. I guess this might be a good beginning indication that this plant needs very little sustained moisture and very little in the way of added nutrients.

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