PlantsArctotis→African Daisy (Arctotis stoechadifolia)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Arctotis stoechadifolia Accepted
Arctotis grandis Synonym
Arctotis stoechadifolia var. grandis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White or pale yellow with a black disc
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Dec 23, 2018 9:59 PM

According to research by Mahoney & McKenzie, this species has been often confused with Blue Eyed African Daisy (Arctotis venusta) due to it being incorrectly identified in the the 1920s. The paper produced by Mahoney and McKenzie details the differences between the two species.

Alison M. Mahoney and Robert J. McKenzie. 2008. Notes On Two Southern African Arctotis Species (Arctotideae: Asteraceae) Growing In California. Published in MadroƱo, 55(3):244-247. Published By: California Botanical Society.

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Arctotis stoechadifolia & A. venusta by MrsBinWY Dec 24, 2018 8:07 AM 5

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