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Arctotis × hybrida

African daisy

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Features

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

Description

Arctotis × hybrida (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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