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Blackfoot Daisy

Melampodium leucanthum
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POS ID: 106627
Delicate white flowers belie the tough constitution of this wildflower, native to the arid American Southwest. The honey-scented flowers attract a wide range of pollinators, capable of blooming most of the summer with occasional watering. Use in dry, arid landscapes to provide a soft contrast to bold succulents and cacti, or in native wildflower gardens.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Honey-scented flowers
  • Easy care
  • Long bloom season

Details

Delicate white flowers belie the tough constitution of this wildflower, native to the arid American Southwest. The honey-scented flowers attract a wide range of pollinators, capable of blooming most of the summer with occasional watering. Use in dry, arid landscapes to provide a soft contrast to bold succulents and cacti, or in native wildflower gardens.

Weight: 7 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Flowers

Leaf Color

Grey

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 18 inches

Mature Width

Up to 18 inches

Features

Easy care, long bloom season

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Feed lightly with fertilizer before new growth season. Remove spent flowers to encourage new growth

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Lean, sandy, well drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

This plant performs best in full sun for overall plant health

Water Needs

Extremely drought tolerant, but blooms best with periodic irrigation.

Disease and Pests

root rot, fungi in soil

USDA Hardiness Zone

5

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