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Arctotis stoechadifolia

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ark-TOE-tiss stoee-chad-ih-FOE-lee-a
Description

South African Daisy is a perennial from Africa in the Aster family and grows in the dunes of its native habitat along the west coast of Cape Province. The wooly hairs on the leaves are gray-green and the creamy yellow flowers put on a great showy in the spring and summer. The plant will spread by seed and rooting at the nodes of the stem quickly. It has become invasive in California and Australia.

Plant in very well-drained sandy or rocky soils in full sunn. Use in a rock garden, on a rock wall or sandy areas to help with erosion. It can be used as an annual or half-hardy perennial NC. It is very drought and salt tolerant.

 

 

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Tags:
#purple#sun#yellow#full sun#annual#violet#yellow flowers#violet flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#sun#yellow#full sun#annual#violet#yellow flowers#violet flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arctotis
    Species:
    stoechadifolia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Cape Province
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Black
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-4 in. creamy yellow daisy-like flowers with a black center. Undersides are marked with dark red. Close up at dusk.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Large gray-green leaves with toothed margins and are covered in fine hairs giving it a wooly appearance.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Ribbed stems that root at the nodes
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Salt