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Blackfoot daisy

Melampodium leucanthum

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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 CharacteristicsHoney scented, daisy-like flowers. U.S. native.

CareNeeds very good drainage and full sun or a little shade.

PropagationStart from seed.

  • Genus : Melampodium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White, Yellow
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