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Melampodium paludosum 'Million Gold'

Melampodium paludosum 'Million Gold'
For crying out loud, it's October 27th! Aren't you done blooming yet?
gold medallion flower; African zinnia

Common name gold medallion flower; African zinnia
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at slightly above room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

Mounding annual with apple-green foliage covered in yellow daisies through summer. Good front-of-border plant. Gives best show if started earlier than many other annuals, and is well fertilized and watered.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Celltray with bottom heat (45%G, 3-9d)
  2. Seed from '02 garden. Baggy 70F (10%G, 4d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 75F (25%G, 3-7d)
  4. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (15d) - 75F (50%G, 1d)
  5. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 75F (45%G, 3-8d)
  6. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 75F (65%G, 3-7d)

As annuals go, somewhat low germination rate. The plants set plenty of seed, so collect lots, and sow a little thicker.

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