Blackfoot daisy

Melampodium leucanthum

Photo/Illustration: 
Alan Franz
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Blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
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Genus:  Melampodium
A native perennial shrub that grows to about 2 feet tall and wide and covers itself the whole season with honey-scented, white and yellow daisy flowers. The foliage is typical of the aster family. Plant en masse in a well-drained border or use in a rock garden. Blackfoot daisy can be short-lived.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Honey scented, daisy-like flowers. U.S. native.
Care:  Needs very good drainage and full sun or a little shade.
Propagation:  Start from seed.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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