All the Dirt Learn, plant, grow!

Blackfoot Daisy

A compact mounding, evergreen Texas native with fragrant, white, daisy-like blooms that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Growing Conditions:

Light requirement:  Full sun, partial sun

Water use:  Low

Soil moisture:  Dry

Type of soil:  Well-draining; sandy, rocky/gravelly

Plant Characteristics:

Family:         Asteraceae  (as-ter-AY-see-ee)

Genus:          Melampodium (mel-am-POH-dee-um)

Species:        leucanthum (loo-KAN-thum)

Duration:      Perennial

Habit:           Herb

Size:             Up to 1′ tall, 1-3′ wide

Care and Maintenance

In North Texas, Blackfoot Daisy will bloom most of the year.

Keep your plant tidy, and covered with blooms by cutting it back by several inches — overall — every few months from March through September.  (So, 4 or 5 times at least, through the warmest months).

If we have a warm winter, too, your plant may need to be cut back once or twice during the months from October through February.  Watch the weather forecast, though.  Do not prune your Blackfoot Daisy before predicted extreme cold weather, ice, freezing rain, or snow.

Once it is established in your landscape, BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO OVER WATER THIS PLANT.  It does NOT like to be watered every day.  It is a drought-tolerant, true Texas native, and does not need to be watered except if we have extreme drought conditions.

THIS PLANT WILL NOT DO WELL IN A LOCATION THAT IS WATERED WITH A SPRINKLER OR DRIP SYSTEM ON A DAILY BASIS.

 

Add your comment

Just to make sure you're a human, please answer... * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Related Posts