Blackfoot Daisy

Melampodium leucanthum

 A good choice for borders and looks fantastic mixed with penstemons and salvias – plant in groups for a nice ground cover effect.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Dry, rocky slopes, open sites; shrub lands, grasslands, and woodlands, often on limestone and wood cuts from the southern great plains to Arizona and northern Mexico
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 18″ tall x 2′ wide
Sun: Full with protection from summer afternoon desert sun
Watering: Infrequent, no water in winter
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Fast draining preferred
Temperature: Tolerant
Disease and Pests: Prone to root rot fungi if soil is poorly drained
Uses: Nectar loving insects like bees and butterflies love the flowers, and seed-eating birds eat the seeds.
Notes: Can be short lived. Regular and frequent irrigations make this plant unattractive


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