Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium)

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).
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Evergreen
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread12-20" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SKUHC016167

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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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.
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Associated SKUsHC016167
HC014148 (Plant - 2.5" Pot)
Common Name
Blackfoot 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
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
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Melampodium leucanthum (Black Foot Daisy) - a genus of wildflowers native primarily to North America with a few species originating in Columbia and Brazil. M. leucanthum is an ever-blooming wildflower native to the Southwestern U.S.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading is not needed as this is a naturally ever-blooming species.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
  • Special comments
  • Melampodium is a tap rooted plant and does not like to be transplanted once established.
  • Leave standing over the winter and cut back hard in early to mid-spring, leaving 2 to 3 inches of stems above ground.
  • These are short lived perennials that should be encouraged to re-seed. When happy, they form showy colonies of tidy white flowered plants.

  • 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.
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020

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