Melampodium leucanthumItem #5853 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
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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-green foliage during bloom period. Herbaceous perennial.
- 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 FallFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsAustrian Pine (Pinus nigra); Gaura (Gaura); Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Penstemon (Penstemon)
- CareCare InformationThrives in lean, well-drained soils. Once established, take care not to overwater. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Shear spent flowers to encourage prolific repeat bloom.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering; more often in extreme heat.