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Arctotis aspera

African daisy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow centre
  • Leaf ColourMedium grey-green

Description

Arctotis aspera (African daisy). This species is a clump forming annual or perennial, the leaves are lance-shaped to elliptic and grey-green. The flowers are single and white with a yellow centre and will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

South America

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in a light, moist, sharply drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in the early summer or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for leaf-minors and aphids.

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