3.5" MECARDONIA 'GOLD DUST'
USDA Zones 9-11
This beautiful annual is a low growing ground cover with delicate, small foliage that blooms stunning small yellow flowers. It is absolutely amazing during May through October when the plants are in full bloom -- exhibits just how perfect the name 'Gold Dust' is, as the ground is absolutely covered in bright yellow flowers.
Aside from it's use as a ground cover, this Mecardonia works wonderfully in hanging baskets, container arrangements, as well as solo containers. In an arrangement the 'Gold Dust' will fill in any open space while finding its way to the edge of the container to flow sThe plant will spill over the sides of any container, falling to whatever length you'll allow! If it gets longer in the container than you'd like, you can always trim it back to the length of your liking. It's small foliage & tiny, bright flowers make it perfect for a miniature or fairy garden as it is easy to trim & keep in control. Furthermore, plant 'Gold Dust' as edging along a walk or at the front of a border,& in spaces of rock faces along the side of a hill. Need a solo color that will pop against rock? Use 'Gold Dust'! Otherwise, the bright golden color combines well with so many other colors that the possibilities are nearly endless.
Apart from intense blooming & trailing nature, the Mecardonia is RABBIT RESISTANT & HEAT TOLERANT. 'Gold Dust' ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES & BEES, making it a perfect to addition to any pollinator garden. It is drought tolerant, disease resistant, compact in size & easy to trim, extremely low maintenance, & long blooming with attractive foliage. Seasons of interest are spring, summer, & fall, as those are the months it will be in bloom. Furthermore, there is no deadheading necessary. While it stays in full bloom for so long, it self cleans with each layer
Mecardonia 'Gold Dust' needs 6+ hours of full sun, 4-6 hours of part sun, with up to 4 hours of full shade per day. This ground cover thrives with moderate watering needs. It does well in well drained soil that is dry to relatively dry. With a medium growth rate, it will grow to a maximum height of 2-5 inches with a spread of up to 1-2 feet. This plant will stay in full bloom from May until the first frost.
You will receive a 3.5" size bare root plant without a pot.
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