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Melampodium selections


Cheery melampodium has sunshine-yellow flowers on deeply green leaves. It's a mainstay for hot, sunny spots, where it will produce a profusion of yellow daisy-shape blooms all summer. While it likes heat and sun, it doesn't like dry conditions. It must be kept moist, or it will wither and likely not recover.

Melampodium is an excellent plant for containers or in the front of the border (especially in slightly soggy soil). Its tidy growth habit makes it a good pick for edging, too. Plant it outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.

Plant Type:
Plant Height:
To 1 foot tall
Plant Width:
To 10 inches wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Melampodium 'Melanie' bears lots of golden-yellow flowers on a compact, 10-inch-tall plant.
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Melampodium 'Lemon Delight' bears masses of lemon-yellow flowers on a compact, 10-inch-tall plant.
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Plant It With

Melampodium has relatively small flowers, so play off their size by mixing them with showy gazania.

French Marigold

Brighten up melampodium's yellow blooms with fiery red and orange tones from long-blooming marigolds.


Melampodium is a low, mounding plant, so create a bang by mixing it with upright, spiky blue salvia.