Scientific Name: Arctotis x hybrida
Common Name: African daisy
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Rock garden, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Oblanceolate, Spatulate, Incised
Flowers: Head (capitulum), White, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Red, Dark-red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, oblanceolate-spathulate, 6-10cm long, commonly glaucous, tomentose, margins usually incised and lobed; heads daisy-like, 6-8cm wide, cultivars with vibrantly coloured ray florets that contrast with dark purple to black disk florets.