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Namaqualand Daisy

Dimorphotheca sinuata

African Daisy, Sun Marigold, Cape Marigold, Star of the Veldt, Rain Daisy, White Daisy Bush (Eng.), Namakwalandse madeliefie (Afr.)

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This bright annual daisy flowers from spring to midsummer and the blooms have various colours. The flowers bloom in carpets creating an eye-catching display and attract bees and other insects. This low-maintenance plant needs little water and can easily be grown in a container.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Seeds and flowers can be harvested. Allow seedheads to dry on plants, then remove and collect the seeds. Seeds need to be collected soon after flowering, as they are blown away by the wind. Flowers can be cut and use for flower arrangements, although they close in low-light conditions!

Propagation

Seed
Direct sow seeds in Autumn, 2-4 mm deep. Germination takes 7-14 days.

Special features

Drought resistant
Namaqualand Daisy doesn't require a lot of water, and should only be watered in the morning, and avoiding the leaves for best results.
Pot plant
Namaqualand Daisy makes a great container plant and doesn't need a lot of watering.
Attracts useful insects
Insects are attrackted to the bright colors. and pollen during the day.

Geography

Origin
Western South Africa and Namibia.
Natural climate
Semi-arid (with winter rains)

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
Colourful spring time garden annual.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Orange, yellow, white or salmon.
Scent
None

Problems

Namaqualand Daisy is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

Companion plants

Vygies, Felicia filifolia, Gazanias, Arctotis

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