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Arctotis stoechadifolia

African daisy

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCream, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Arctotis stoechadifolia (African daisy). These are half-hardy annuals. They are easy to grow and will do well in coastal gardens it will provide an array of brightly coloured daisy-shaped flowers from the summer until the autumn. The plants will perform at their best if they are allowed to dry out between watering. The flowers will close in the afternoon and will usually not even open on cloudy or rainy days.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Sub-shrub

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, dried arrangements

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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