Ursinia genus (Jewel of the veldt). There are about 40 species of annuals, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. They have pinnate, fern-like foliage and will bear terminal clusters of yellow, white, orange or occasionally red flowers with purple or yellow centres. They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C and will need full light with well drained soil. They will require good ventilation if grown under glass. Propagation is by seed or greenwood cuttings in the spring.
Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants
Grown mainly for their flower-heads usually in summer, a few species for their foliage.
They are either marginally frost hardy to frost tender, and require a warm, dry climates, Give them full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil. You can propagate from cuttings or seed in the spring. Requires good ventilation if grown under glass.
Seed or greenwood cuttings in spring.
Aphids are sometimes troublesome.
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