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Arctotis fastuosa

African daisy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourSilver, grey, green

Description

Arctotis fastuosa (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

Annual or Perennial, Sub-shrub

Origin

South Africa

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)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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