Monday, June 30, 2014
Melampodium, Sweet Butter Daisy
Melampodium reseeded in the crack between a little brick ruins wall and the driveway. It literally comes up blooming. The spent flowers shed off so it doesn't have to be deadheaded. That's important in hot weather.
The plants eventually reach about two feet tall in rich soil. Last year I pulled them all on November 14 so that the inevitable frost on the 15th didn't leave so many dead plants in sight. That's four and a half months of non-stop bloom and no care. They don't mind a little drought.
I think there is a white version if you are not a fan of yellow, but those sunny little blooms are hard to resist.