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Arctotis fastuosa 'Zulu Prince'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arctotis (ark-TO-tis) (Info)
Species: fastuosa (fast-yoo-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Zulu Prince

Synonym:Venidium fastuosum
Synonym:Arctotis fastuosa var. album

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive basildog On Aug 7, 2011, basildog from Red Deer
Canada wrote:

I saw this plant for the first time at Ellis Bird Farm in Lacombe, AB and had to have some seeds. I collected a seed head, but only one plant came up this year. It is beautiful! I would like to harvest some seeds so that I can plant them again next year, and share the seeds, but I am not quite sure where they, what they look like, are or how to collect them. If anyone has any information on how to harvest these seeds, it would be greatly appreciated.

Positive northgrass On Jul 24, 2009, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Here in zone 5a, I planted seeds of this plant in March. It started blooming in late June. It is a little rangy and leggy, would look best with feathery fill-ins type plants. Easy and decent as a container plant.

Positive Suze_ On Jan 18, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great little border plant that blooms throughout the summer heat and drought. I direct sow it in the early spring. Easy to collect/save seed from.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska
Amesti, California
Clayton, California
Patterson, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Saint Louis, Missouri
Averill Park, New York
Brooklyn, New York
Painesville, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Fort Worth, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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