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Melampodium leucanthum
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Zone
Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 10-13, 25-30, 35, 41, 43
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Melampodium leucanthum

Blackfoot Daisy
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

Short-lived perennial from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Narrow gray leaves in clumps to 1 ft. tall and wide are topped by clouds of inch-wide, honey-scented white daisies with yellow centers. Showy when in bloom. In mild climates, it flowers off and on during the winter months and more heavily from midspring into early fall—if given some water. Where freezing temperatures are routine, expect bloom in spring and summer only. Grow in fast-draining soil; in nature, blackfoot daisy grows principally in decomposed granite. If the plant becomes straggly, cut it back in the fall.

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