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Geelblombos

Athanasia dentata

Geelblombos (Afr.)

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The Geelblombos has decorative, rich green foliage with serrated leaves that are neatly grown on their slender branches.The flowers are bright golden yellow and produced during spring and midsummer. They are displayed in showy, flat, honey-scented flowerheads found on the ends of the branches.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Flowers can be harvested in spring and early to mid summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in Autumn.
Cuttings
Tip cuttings root well in a misted area.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees, butterflies and other insects.
Drought resistant
Requires very little water.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Cape Peninsula, Struisbaai and George to Port Elizabeth.
Natural climate
Temperate to dry

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid

Uses

Medicinal
The leaves and stems have been widely used by traditional healers and herbalists for various ailments.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Relative problem free

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