African Daisy

African Daisy - Seeds & Bulbs

African Daisy
Cape Marigold

(Dimorphotheca aurantiaca)

These very attractive daisies are drought tolerant and make great cut flowers, even though they close when shaded at night. In warm winter areas such as Arizona from Phoenix south and the high deserts of Southern California, African daisies can be planted in the fall for late winter and early spring blooms. This plant is not recommended for coastal areas.

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: winter and spring in warm dry areas, otherwise in summer and fall.
Height: 6" to 12" tall
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: Spring - after average last frost for summer color OR summer/fall in warm winter climates for winter color.
When to Sow Inside: Spring - 4 weeks before last frost. Generally started outside.
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Seed Spacing: 4"
Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
Thinning: When 1" - 2" tall thin to 8" apart

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