• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Early Spring to Fall
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mel-am-POH-dee-um lew-KAN-thum
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Early Spring to Fall
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsAustrian Pine (Pinus nigra); Gaura (Gaura); Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Penstemon (Penstemon)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, take care not to overwater. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Shear spent flowers to encourage prolific repeat blooming.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.