Melampodium leucanthum

Black Foot Daisy

10-12" tall x 12-20" wide. Melampodium leucanthum (Black Foot Daisy) is superbly adapted to life in arid lands. With decent rains, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself with 1" wide, white petal, yellow centered daisies on tidy, mounding plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
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SKU HBLAB21

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10-12" tall x 12-20" wide. One of our favorite dryland native wildflowers, Melampodium leucanthum (Black Foot Daisy) is superbly adapted to life in arid lands. With decent rains, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself with 1" wide, white petal, yellow centered daisies on tidy, mounding plants. This is NOT a plant for beginners or drip systems (too much water). Black Foot Daisy prefers sandy soils and gravel mulch; don't plant it in clay. We grow our own seed to insure vigorous, garden-adapted plants. Low fertility, well-drained soil. Plant with Penstemon.
Associated SKUs
HBLABXX
82609 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
HBLAB21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
Common Name Black Foot Daisy
Botanical Name Melampodium leucanthum
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread 12-20" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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Received the wrong seeds

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from Yucca Valley, CA

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Comments about High Country Gardens Melampodium leucanthum:

I ordered these flowers because I live in the Mojave Desert and they are native here. I was hoping to work them into my landscaping so I bought 10 packs. The delivery was timely, but I was sent Chrysanthemum Maximum... a non-native daisy (Shasta Daisy) that will probably not withstand the environment. I am sorely disappointed. I read that the daisy seeds I was sent need fertile soil. Obviously, this is not the case in a desert where the soil is deplete and alkaline. However, it doesn't seem worth the shipping and headache to send them back. I wouldn't trust this company to deliver the right product again.

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Black Foot Daisy

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from Albuquerque, NM

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Melampodium leucanthum:

    This plant is incredibly tough. It likes it hot and dry and keeps on blooming.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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