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PlantFiles: African Daisy
Arctotis 'Flame'

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

Category:
Annuals
Perennials

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
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive peejay12 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.

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



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