Showy, colorful blooms with dark centers and sharply pointed petals make this plant a hot garden feature. Easy to grow and drought tolerant.
These hybrid plants are available in a wide array of shades of these basic colors. They often have deeper colored or different colored rings around their darker colored centers. The flowers close at night.
Foliage - Silvery green with wavy or deeply lobed margins.
Grow in sandy, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some soil dryness, but prefers consistent moisture. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom.
Grow as annuals in the ground or in containers. Prefers cool summer climates, and flowering may slow down considerably in hot and humid summers.
Collecting seed from garden plants is not usually done because most hybrids do not come true from seed.
Approximately 40-50 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Arctotis
Species - x Hybrida
Common name - African Daisy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 0,45 - 0,53 m
Spread - 0,20-0,30 m
Plant type - Annual or Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil type - Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well Drained
Water requirements - Dry to moist
Landscape uses - Good for large container growing, ground cover, Mass in beds and borders
Bloom season - Mid summer - early fall
Leaf / Flower color - Silver Green / Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Yellow
Start plants indoors in late winter (6-8 weeks before last frost date) and set plants outside after last frost date.
Germination temperature: +15-+20C
Days to emergence: 7 to 14.
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