Plant of the Month: March 2012

Plant of the Month for March 2012

Blackfoot Daisy | Plant of the Month | March 2012

Blackfoot Daisy

Melampodium leucanthum


  • Plant Form: Perennial
  • Water Use: Very Low
  • Mature Size: 1’ tall, 2’ wide
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Bloom Time: March – November
  • Native to: Southwest U.S., Mexico
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy to <0° F


Blackfoot Daisy is a fast-growing, low, evergreen perennial adorned with delightful white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. This dainty, rounded plant thrives in well-drained soil, and attracts butterflies and bees. Although fairly short-lived, this mounding perennial brightens up any drought-tolerant garden.