General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8 to 10"
Plant Spread: 8 to 10"
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65F
Days to germinate: 7 to 10
Depth to plant seed: cover lightly
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Butter Daisy
  • Star Daisy
  • Gold Medallion Flower
  • Melampodium
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Melampodium divaricatum
  • Synonym: Melampodium paludosum

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  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Florida) on Sep 19, 2011 8:47 AM concerning plant:
    This is now one of my favorite plants!

    From my first year observations: It needs no special care, no extra water, is bug and disease free, and to top it all off -- it never seems to have an *off* day. The new flowers are borne above the old, so as the earlier blooms fade and begin to set seed, they're covered and hidden by the upper new growth. They need no dead-heading for beauty's sake. I've not even seen a brown leaf. How does it do it?

    Definitely a *thumbs-up* in my gardens!
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 30, 2011 1:37 AM concerning plant:
    Heat tolerant. Flowers continuously. Laughs at humid readings. Good at border's edge or in containers.

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