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How to Grow Medallion Flower

Melampodium Germination Information

Melampodium is the botanical name for Medallion Flower
Melampodium Seed Germination How to Sow Melampodium:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86°
  • Seeds will germinate in 10-15 days
  • Sow at a depth of 4 times the diameter of the seeds
  • If sown outdoors, wait until spring after all danger of frost is past
  • Soil temperature should be warm
  • Indoor or out, flowers will appear in 55-60 days after sowing
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Melampodium:
Transplanting: After 4-5 weeks, transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 6-8 inches apart in full sun

Soil: Soil should be moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained

Temperature: Plants are tolerant of heat and high humidity

Appearance and Use:

An annual grown for filling in spaces in the border and for container culture. Plants grow 8-10 inches tall, spreading to 8 inches wide. Medallion Flower provides a summer-long show of 3/4-11/4 inch diameter, yellow or yellowish white, daisy-like flowers. Leaves are green to gray-green, oblong to 5 inches long, with wavy margins. A synonym name is Leucanthemum paludosum.


About Melampodium:
Pronunciation:  mel-am-po’de-um pa-lud-os’um
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae; native to Portugal and Spain
Common Name: Medallion Flower