Dillenia Indica, Elephant Apple - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Common name: melampodium
Color: cheerful yellow daisy-like flowers
Bloom time: Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
Height: HEIGHT:Under 6 inches
WIDTH:Up to 10 inches
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Sunlight: full sun.
Soil: An average to rich, moist but well-drained soil is satisfactory.
Water: Give your young plants or transplants plenty of water in the beginning. Once your melampodium is established, it will enjoy water, but don’t overwater this one. Melampodium is a hardy and drought tolerant little plant that prefers its soil on the dry side.
Fertilizer: While tilling the soil, incorporate a slow-release fertilizer such as a 12-6-6 at a rate of 2 pounds per 100 square feet.
- Melampodium is easy to grow.
- Seeds can be sown directly after the first frost.
- For those of you with a short growing season, melampodium seeds can be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, too.
- Start your seeds in flats, and set the flats outside once temperatures are consistently over 60 degrees.
- Or, transplant a store bought version of this plant from your local nursery.
- Either way, your melampodium is an easy going annual without any special needs.
- It will grow well in regular garden soil.
- It does prefer sunshine over shade, so be sure to provide your melampodium with plenty of access to the rays.
Uses: Plant melampodium where you want some contrast between flowers and foliage. Melampodium can be used as a sunny ground cover or be planted toward the front of flower borders.
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