Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Water Preferences:Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 10b
Plant Height:10 to 12 inches
Plant Spread:12 to 20 inches
Other: one inch flowers
Flower Color:Bi-Color: white and yellow
Other: white petals, yellow center
Bloom Size:1"-2"
Flower Time:Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Resistances:Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Other info: This plant self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2017 7:32 AM

This has been one of the toughest plants in my garden. I got two plants from the clearance rack last year and I thought planting them in the early/mid Summer would be the death of them but they survived and thrived with very little care from me. I was afraid they wouldn't thrive in my clay soil but I added lots of rocks and mulched the area with mulch and watered them every once in awhile during Summer and they did well. They're in a xeric, neglected part of my garden.

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Plant Events from our members
chelleOn April 13, 2015Transplanted
Rock Garden, NW, middle tier
chelleOn April 7, 2015Obtained plant
Second try for overwintering.

variegatagalOn May 5, 2017Obtained plant
Purchased another from Painted Flower Farm
variegatagalOn February 23, 2017Maintenance performed
Lost 1
variegatagalOn September 5, 2016Obtained plant
Shades of Green
7401 Coit Rd
Frisco, TX 75035
MrsBinWYOn April 15, 2017Potted up
MrsBinWYOn January 22, 2017Seeds germinated
MrsBinWYOn January 14, 2017Seeds sown
Milk jug, cool room temp, seeds from Alplains, 9
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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extra treat! by angeleOct 6, 2013 3:41 PM0
ground cover under pine trees by TexasGardnerJul 10, 2015 5:19 PM8
Propagating a wildflower from stem cutting? by droughttolerantMar 9, 2015 3:54 PM7
First year flowering perennials from seeds? by CarolineScottMar 31, 2014 4:29 PM14

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