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Ursinia chrysanthemoides

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow, red
  • Leaf ColourSilver green

Description

Ursinia chrysanthemoides. This is a spreading evergreen short-lived perennial with silver grey green scented leaves. In late spring yellow, red or white single ray florets.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown mainly for their flower-heads usually in summer, a few species for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings or seed in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids are sometimes troublesome.

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