Melampodium leucanthumItem #5853 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
A rugged, heat and drought tolerant native - a superb choice for low-water wildflower gardens and arid xeric gardens. White, yellow-centered, honey-scented daisies cover the mound of grey-green foliage throughout an extensive bloom period, given moderate summer moisture. An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mel-am-POH-dee-um lew-KAN-thumPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early Spring to FallFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsFeather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Penstemon (Penstemon); Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra); Gaura (Gaura)
- CareCare InformationThrives in lean, sandy, well-drained soil; benefits from a gravel mulch. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; blooms best with periodic water but tolerates drought. Avoid excess winter moisture. Fertilizer in early spring. Lightly prune spent flowers to encourage prolific bloom.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.