Melampodium leucanthumItem #5853 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
This rugged, heat and drought tolerant perennial is a superb choice for wildflower or perennial beds. White, honey-scented daisies with yellow centers cover mounds of grey foliage during bloom period. Thrives in lean, well-drained soils. Herbaceous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mel-am-POH-dee-um lew-KAN-thumPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Early spring to fall.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesLong Bloom SeasonCompanion PlantsAustrian Pine (Pinus nigra); Gaura (Gaura); Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Penstemon (Penstemon)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, take care not to overwater. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Shear spent flowers to encourage prolific repeat blooming.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.