Melampodium (Melampodium Paludosum Derby) - Start Melampodium seeds for a ground cover plant that makes a carpet of gold for any sunny location. Also known as Melampodium Butter Daisy or Melampodium Star Daisy, this little annual has 2.5cm (1 inch) blooms that do not want to quit blooming and blooming. Melampodium Derby is the gardener's choice for a summer annual who value its low-growing, neatly-rounded habit, effortless summer-long bloom, and versatility of use. Great for containers, edging, the front of the border, ground cover plantings, and just about any other site in sunny soil. Star Daisy seeds begin blooming less than 2 months after sowing and will keep blooming even though the heat and humidity of summertime.
Season: Annual Height: 30 - 35cm (12 inches) Width: 30 - 45cm (12 - 18 inches) Bloom Season: ALL SUMMER Bloom Color: Golden yellow Growth Rate: Moderate Environment: Full sun to partial shade Temperature:20C (68F) Average Germ Time: 7 - 10 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Cover lightly with peat moss Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.2 Sowing Rate: Approximately 200 Melampodium seeds covers 10 square feet Moisture: Keep soil steadily moist but not wet Plant Spacing: 30cm (12 inches)