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Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot daisy)

Melampodium leucanthum Photo/Illustration: Alan Franz

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Melampodium leucanthum mel-am-POE-dee-um lew-KAN-thum Common Name: Blackfoot daisy 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.
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,Shrubs

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