Mecardonia – GoldDust®

Garden Height
2 - 5
12 - 16
16 - 20
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting and trim around pot edge just prior to hanging.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Soft black rot of underlying foliage can be caused by over watering, cold temperatures and/or low pH.

Grower Tips

Schedule production for spring and summer finish. Mecardonia is very heat tolerant and makes an excellent summer crop.

Proper water management is critical for proper growth.

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