Melampodium leucanthum, Blackfoot DaisyMelampodium leucanthum, Blackfoot Daisy: This tough little native reseeds itself in the rocks in the paths, in the beds, in the granite ... anywhere that's hot and dry. The only bad thing I can say about it is that it has a serious dislike of overhead watering, including rain which falleth from the sky. If it gets too wet, it will rot out within a day or two.
Leucanthemum vulgare, Oxeye Daisy: I still haven't figured out the secret to growing these. They should be easy and yet they haven't been long-lived in my garden. This particular plant came up from seed which was probably provided by a wayward bird. I'm going to let some of the seedheads dry and see if I can get a few more to germinate around my corner of Katy.
Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream', Shasta Daisy: This plant was given to me at the Garden Writers of America convention by one of the exhibitors. I really didn't expect it to do that well here and am happily surprised to see it bloom. I like how the blooms open a pale buttery yellow and age to white. Will it survive our summer heat and humidity though?