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Arctotis Genus

African daisy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Arctotis genus (African daisy). This genus consists of compact, spreading annuals and perennials from South Africa. The stems and leaves are coated in fine hairs, which will give them a grey-green appearance. The flowers are daisy shaped and will bloom in various colours.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Sub-shrubs

Other common names

Cape daisy

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flower heads and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, with a min of 1-5C. They will require full sun and leafy loam with sharp sand added.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the autumn or spring or by stem cuttings all-year-round.

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