African Daisy Fast Facts

Overview

African daisies, also known as African Cape Marigolds, have an appearance defined by their daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, pink, white, orange and apricot.

Where to Plant

African daisies do best in naturalized areas like slopes, parking strips, and ground cover for large areas.

Sun Requirements

This herbous perennial needs full sun for proper growth.

Soil Conditions

African daisies need to be planted in dry soil as seeds since they cannot handle the stress of transplantation.

Upkeep

Removing old leaves and flowers will keep the plant disease-free. A regular monthly fertilizing will keep regular blooms.

Growing Season

Since flowers close on cloudy days and nights, blooms last longer than many other perennials. African daisies bloom from April to August.

References

  • African Daisy

Who Can Help

  • How to Grow Daisies
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