Horticulture in the Desert

a place to share and learn about plants in the Sonoran Desert

Blackfoot Daisy – Melampodium leucanthum

Posted by VT Jenny on August 29, 2009

Melampodium leucanthum

Size: 8″ high, 18″ wide perennial
Flowers: White with yellow center, blooms throughout year.
Site: Full sun, well drained soil, low water use
Uses: ground-cover, mixed with other perennials, used to soften accent plants, for scented garden, butterfly garden, post & planters.
Foliage: Oblong, long sender
Native: Rocky slopes and flat soils, AZ to TX, southern plain states, Northern Mexico
Note: stems are brittle be careful transporting and planting


One Response to “Blackfoot Daisy – Melampodium leucanthum”

  1. I love all over your plant posts !. I use a lot of this in landscape designs. Blackfoots are great for desert color.

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