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Cape Marigold Dimorphotheca sinuata

Phonetic Spelling
dy-mor-foh-THEE-kuh sin-yoo-AH-tuh
Description

Cape Marigold is a daisy-like annual from South Africa. It needs well-drained, sandy soils and tolerates drought. The sun-facing flowers are shades of yellow and orange and close at night and on cloudy days. Deadheading will help the plant produce the most blossoms. It will reseed itself and come back yearly if allowed to drop its seed. This plant grows well in rock gardens or dry areas and attracts butterflies and bees. It has naturalized in California, Arizona and Oregan.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#orange flowers#sandy soil#daisy-like#long bloom time#annual flowers#reseeds
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#orange flowers#sandy soil#daisy-like#long bloom time#annual flowers#reseeds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dimorphotheca
    Species:
    sinuata
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Namibia to Cape Province
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-2.5 inch yellow or orange daisy-like blooms
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are light green with shallowly lobed margins. They are slender, spoon-shaped, reaching up to 3 inches long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought