African Daisy
Arctotis 'Flame'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arctotis (ark-TO-tis) (Info)
Cultivar: Flame

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

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Menlo Park, California

Moss Beach, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 5, 2010, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

I live in a zone 9b area, but this plant does not survive our winters without protection.

In Portugal, this plant, and other colour forms, are widely planted by local councils everywhere. I have seen one plant grow to ten feet across, smothered in huge three inch flowers

If you live in a frost free region of California, there is no reason why this plant would not grow as big for you.

It produces masses of seed, which are always worth collecting -- the plants may be different as it is a hybrid -- but they are bound to be attractive.