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Arctotis hybrids

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ark-TOE-tiss HIGH-brids
Description

Hybrid crosses between the species A. fastuosa and A. venusta. Tender perennials grown as annuals.  Genus name comes from the Greek words arktos meaning a bear and ous or otos meaning an ear.

This plant is grown in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil.  Overly moist soils can lead to root or stem rot.  Use in beds, borders, or large containers. Tolerates drought.  Plant 12" apart.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue-Eyed'
'Blue-Eyed'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#orange#bronze#container plant#pink flowers#bedding plant#well-drained soil#summer flowers#large containers#sandy soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue-Eyed'
'Blue-Eyed'
Tags:
#red#white#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#orange#bronze#container plant#pink flowers#bedding plant#well-drained soil#summer flowers#large containers#sandy soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arctotis
    Species:
    hybrids
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This flower often has contrasting colors at the petal bases around the center. Colors of the flowers can be bronze, pink, orange, red, white, or yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Spatulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought