- Perennials, Wildflowers
An low rounded long-blooming perennial wildflower in the Asteraceae family, blackfoot daisy is a sturdy, mounding plant, that will flourish in rock gardens. It is heat and drought tolerant. In late winter, older plants can be cut back halfway to keep them compact. At first glance, Blackfoot Daisy appears to be the twin of White Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa), but flower heads of the latter species have 4-7 broad white rays and a narrow base of several overlapping scales. It is a low water use plant.
Season of Interest:
Bloom: Spring-Fall, March-November
Wildlife Value: Flowers provide nectar for bees, butterflies and other insects. Seeds are relished by birds. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- Spring through fall
- 6-12 inches
- Flower Color:
- White rays, yellow disk
- White, daisy-like flowers. The white daisy-like flowers with toothed at the tips rays and surrounded by yellow-orange disk flowers. These honey-scented flower heads are solitary and terminal on slender stalks.
- Good drainage is essential to its success. Rich soil and abundant water will increase flowering in the short-term, but may shorten the lifespan of the plant.
- Sun to partial shade
- AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX
- CO, OK, AZ, TX and Mexico
NCCES plant id: 3275