Melampodium Showstar is a compact plant, exploding in dainty yellow flowers that excels in dry or poor soils. Producing flowers all summer long and surviving drought and heat exposure makes Melampodium a solid investment for any garden. In southern locations with high heat you might want to plant it in an area that gets a little more shade. It won’t die, but it might droop and look miserable during the heat of the day. A word of caution, they can reseed and sometimes in abundance. So choose a location where your Melampodium can have room to spread or simply pull up the seedlings.
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 18″ apart.
Height: Grows 12″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Extremely heat and drought tolerant.
Tips: Performs best when planted in full sun and thrives in hot weather.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes
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