African Daisy

African Daisy - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual

(Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Several different plants form the rich flora of southern Africa are commonly known as African daisies. A. stoechadifolia's distinguishing feature is it's blue center. The leaves are gray-green and the 3 inch flowers sit atop long stalks.

The plant is actually a tender perennial that is grown as an annual. Start indoors in a temperature of 60-70 degrees 8 to 10 weeds prior to the last frost date, or sow directly once the weather has warmed up. Seeds will germinate in 10 days. Plants should be spaced 8-12 inches apart. Provide good drainage and do not overwater. Keep the plant deadheaded to encourage new blooms. Performs best in a climate with low humidity. Full sun is required.

Excellent as cutflowers even though the blooms close at night.

  • Type
    annual
  • Propagation
    seeds
  • Light
    full sun
  • Flower Color
    various
  • Bloom Time
    early summer until frost
  • Height
    2-3 Feet
  • Width
    8-12 inches
  • Soil Requirements
    neutral pH, well drained, average moisture, rich

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