Arctotis fastuosa var. alba 'Zulu Prince' (syn. Venidium)
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Border (Front), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - October
- 60cm (24in)
- Common name
- African Daisy
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover in modules/trays 5cm (2in) apart. Cover seeds lightly with compost then cover with glass or polythene. Remove when seedlings appear. Pot on and plant outside after last frosts. Or sow direct in April/May. Space/thin 30cm (12in).
With the scale and structure of a gerbera, but much prettier, more curvy and less plastic-looking, these were outstanding in our cut flower trial last year, standing as showy brides amongst our cutting garden lines.
Pinch out tips for bushier plants. Can survive winter in very well protected situations, especially if sheltered from hard frosts. Water over hot summers and pick or deadhead regularly for flowers into autumn.