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Ursinia sericea

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver

Description

Ursinia sericea. This subshrub will grow about 75cm in height and bears large yellow flowers in the summer. The leaves are tapered, hairy and about 8cm long.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Sub-shrub

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 climate. Give them full sun and well-drained, moderately fertile soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings or seed in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids are sometimes troublesome.

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