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Blackfoot Daisy

Melampodium leucanthum

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Melampodium leucanthum

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Melampodium leucanthum Plant Information

Scientific Name: Melampodium leucanthum
Common Name: Blackfoot daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennial, beds & borders, natives
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 6 - 12 inches
Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Foliage: finely-textured, reduced foliage
Flower: white, daisy-like ray flowers in a tight mound

named for the flower's foot-shaped bract that turns dark when it matures

blooms profusely for most of the growing season
Bloom Period: Spring, Summer, Fall
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: low water requirement

Soil: prefers well-drained soil with a high pH
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 9
Native Range: Texas

Southwestern US
Maintenance: shear to maintain dense foliage

propagation by seed
Additional Notes: sprouts between rocks

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