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Blackfoot Daisy

Blackfoot Daisy

Regular price $6.80 USD
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Plant Type: perennial
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 12-24 inches
Flower Color: white with yellow centers
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Blackfoot Daisy, scientifically known as Melampodium leucanthum, is a resilient, low-growing perennial native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is especially valued for its drought tolerance and its ability to thrive in harsh, rocky soils, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and water-wise gardens. This tough plant forms mounds of dark green, narrow leaves, and is covered with daisy-like flowers from early spring until fall.

The flowers of the Blackfoot Daisy are particularly striking, with bright white petals surrounding yellow centers. They bloom profusely even under tough conditions, providing a long-lasting display of color. The plant's compact size and spreading habit make it a versatile addition to the landscape, suitable for rock gardens, borders, and as a ground cover.

Adapted to full sun, Melampodium leucanthum thrives in well-draining soil and is highly tolerant of dry conditions once established. It prefers not to have "wet feet" and can suffer in poorly drained soils, making good drainage essential. Minimal care is required once established, making it a favorite among gardeners looking for low-maintenance options.

In landscaping, Blackfoot Daisy is often used for its ornamental appeal and durability. Its ability to bloom continuously through the heat of the summer and into fall, combined with its low water requirements, makes it ideal for sunny, dry areas of the garden where other plants might struggle. Its cheerful flowers and neat habit also make it an attractive choice for container plantings.

Overall, the Blackfoot Daisy is a durable, attractive plant ideal for adding beauty and resilience to challenging landscapes. Its ease of care, adaptability to a range of conditions, and continuous bloom cycle make it a favored choice for creating vibrant, sustainable garden displays in arid and semi-arid regions.

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