MECARDONIA

FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

TYPE
  • Annuals
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Moderate Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10

Plant Details

This low-growing plant blankets a bed or cascades over the edge of a container. It grows 26 in. tall and 1218 in. wide. Small, grass-green leaves are topped with clear yellow blooms (1458 in. wide) all season. No deadheading is needed. Heat and drought tolerant. In areas where black- ened by frost, a quick cutback will make way for the plant to rebound, acting like a root-hardy perennial in the Lower South. Best known through its hybrids. 'GoldDust' performs better in the landscape due to more of a mounding habit than trailing. Reaches 24 in. in height. 'Goldflake' performs in much of the same way but flowers later than 'GoldDust'. 'Magic Carpet' has a slightly larger flower and shows a true trailing habit in a container, reaching 46 in. tall.

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