Melampodium divaricatum 'Showstar'

Butter Daisy

Tips for Homeowners:

Pinch the plants back to encourage a bushy shape. If the plants self-seed it might be necessary to remove seedlings if a problem.

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This tough, compact annual produces lovely, yellow flowers and will tolerate the high heat of summer.

  • Showy, long-lasting, annual for hot, sunny areas
  • Loads of yellow, daisy-like flowers
  • Low maintenance

Plant in borders, garden beds, containers and in cutting gardens.

Height: 18-20 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about Butter Daisy:

Plants require full sun and regular watering, but will endure really hot and humid summer weather. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water