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Asteraceae

Melampodium

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Melampodium leucanthum

The genus Melampodium is comprised of almost 40 species of herbs and shrubby perennials (sometimes grown as annuals) from North America and Mexico valued for their abundant white or pale yellow daisy flowers with yellow eyes. Some smell like honey. They bloom for weeks and weeks, beginning in spring and continuing into fall. Use in beds, borders, cutting gardens, or containers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDaisy-like flowers that are sometimes honey-scented. 

CareGrow in sun and moist, but well-drained, soil. They do not like to be wet in winter.

PropagationStart from seed.

ProblemsNothing serious.

Species and cultivars

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