Butter daisy (Melanie, blackfoots) - Melampodium paludosum.
Sunny islands for semi-shaded corners of the garden and balconies.
An annual thermophilic plant from the Asteracea family. It forms a lush bush with a height of 20-25 cm, in partial shade it stretches up to 30 cm.
This plant has rich bright green foliage. The flowers are numerous, bright yellow, 4 cm in diameter. Blooms from June to October.
The plant is unpretentious, thermophilic, dies at the slightest frost. They are planted in open ground only at the beginning of June, choosing for this a sunny place or partial shade.
The site must be well-drained, neutral. Bushes grow strongly and need to be thinned several times per season.
It is not necessary to remove faded flowers. All that is needed is regular feeding and abundant watering on hot days.
For seedlings, seeds are sown in March - April.
Used to decorate patios, balconies. Excellent coastal plant in close proximity to water bodies and streams.
Flowering Season: Late spring to early fall.
Light Requirements: Sun.
Flower Color: Yellow.
Height: 18 to 24 inches.
Spacing: 12 to 14 inches.
Moderate to high drought tolerance.
Cultivars: Million Gold, Showstar.
Eng.: Butter daisy, Melanie, Blackfoots. Suom.: Kesäkaulus. Sven.: Medaljongblomster. Bot. syn.: Melampodium divaricatum (Rich.) DC. Melampodium berteroanum Spreng., Melampodium copiosum Klatt, Melampodium flaccidum (Benth.) Benth., Melampodium ovatifolium (Lag.) Rchb.