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GoldDust® Mecardonia

Proven Winners

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  • Light Requirement is Full Sun
  • Height 2-5 Inches
  • Width 16-20 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Excellent heat tolerance and award winning plant by Proven Winners!

Gold Dust Mecardonia is a hybrid of a low growing perennial M. procumbens and it is the earliest of the Mecardonia hybrids to flower. Perennial in the Southern coastal regions of the United States, it is an early season annual for Midwest and Northern gardens. Its attractive bright yellow flowers that blanket the bright green foliage are reminiscent of nemesia and it belongs to the same plant family.

Native to Southwest United States, Mexico, Central American and into the western region of South American, it is a perennial in Zones 10a through 11b. Zones 2-9 can enjoy it as a long season bloomer from May until October in most climates. Primarily used in containers and hanging baskets, it also makes an excellent ground cover when massed out in your landscape. It enjoys full sun exposure and flowers best in the high light this brings.

GoldDust® Mecardonia Care

An easy care annual, Gold Dust requires little intervention from you once established. A moderately moist soil with an average pH of 5.8 to 6.2 is all it requires other than watering when it gets dry and a light fertilizer once a season if planted in your landscape or every other watering if in a container. It is heat tolerant but appreciative of some light shade in extremely hot conditions. It is also drought tolerant. Insects rarely bother this beautiful annual.

Deadheading is not needed as this plant self cleans its spent blooms. It is a cascading, trailing plant so pruning is rarely needed. Shear back with sharp scissors if you want to keep it in shape. With its low growing, mounding habit, it provides a wonderful foundation for large containers and massed out in your landscape. Plant it on the edge of your containers for an attractive spilling display.

GoldDust® Mecardonia Spacing

Spacing is crucial as this annual tops out at just 5 inches but spreads up to 20 inches. Where its stems touch the ground it sets out roots, so this will creep when planted in your landscape, creating a massive yet low mounding display. Plant it in the foreground, giving it 12 to 16 inches of space between plants and pair it with medium and tall plants for your cottage garden, borders or edgings.

GoldDust® Mecardonia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 2-5 Inches
Spread: 16-20 Inches
Spacing: 12-16 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Mecardonia hybrid 'USMECA8205' USPP 22,871, Can PBRAF
Common Name: GoldDust® Mecardonia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners
SKU:
MECGOP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations