Melampodium paludosum-Melampodium. These didn't do as well in Fargo as they have in the past-again probably due to the heavy June rains. In Dickinson, they lacked vigor and by the August evaluation only two of six plants of each cultivar were still alive.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Derby-Ben 6" 6" 8-10" 6-10" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Gold; Did alright but not as vigorous or floriferous as usual

Dickinson - Not tested
Showstar-Ben 4-8 2-8 8-12 10-12 6" 4" 12" 8-10" F - Gold; Slightly more vigor than Derby

D - No vigor early-only two plants survived transplanting, did alright by August