Melampodium

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class:

Melampodium divaricatum aka Melampodium paludosum

Common name: Melampodium

Other cultivars and species: Melampodium leucanthemum  is a white flowered species. You find both M. divaricatum and M. paludosum  used in the trade for the same cultivars i.e. ‘Derby’ which is a commonly used superior cultivar. The correct name is however probably M. divaricatum.

Family: Asteraceae

Zone: Annual

Identifying characteristics: Mid-green oblong pointed leaves, freely branched mounding plant with solitary yellow daisy-like flowers. Stems may be purplish.

Culture and use notes: Use in containers, or as annual bedding.

USDA Plant profile


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