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Melampodium Blackfoot Daisy

A favorite dryland native wildflower, Melampodium Blackfoot Daisy prefers sandy, well-drained soils and gravel mulch.  It doesn’t do well planted in clay.  With decent rains, but not excess water, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself with 1" wide, white petal, yellow centered daisies on tidy, mounding plants.

It loves full sun, but it’s also great in light shade.  Blackfoot Daisies bloom from early spring through fall.  It self-seeds easily, but is not invasive. Give it a haircut now and then to remove spent flowers and encourage more flowering.  Blackfoot Daisy is hardy to well below zero and is equally hardy in our hot Texas  summers.