Arctotix (Arctotis x hybrida) is a charming, colourful annual plant that produces flowers in the second half of summer and in early autumn. It develops a tuft-like, rather small (40 cm both in height and width) habit. Its flower heads resemble oversized daisies and take on white, creamy-white, yellow, orange, pink or red colour in a plethora of shades. Inflorescence centres are in most cases darker than the petals, what forms an intriguing contrast.
Cheerfully colourful blooms will develop on a sunny border in any kind of soil, provided it will be permeable and not too poor. We suggest to combine African daisies, a as some name this plant, with plants with double flowers, such as one colour and multicolour zinnias, asters and cockscombs. Sowing should take place in March under covers or at home, into an indoor greenhouse. Seedlings with three pairs of true leaves are transplanted to the ground in May after the late frosts and planted densely with optimal spacing of 25 x 30 cm.
One package contains 0.5 g of Arctotis x hybrida seeds. The sow-by date and growing instuctions are printed at the back side of the package.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Height: 40 cm
- Use: ornamental - borders, flower beds
- Flowering period: second half of summer - early autumn
- Growth form: Tuft-like
- Flower colour: white, creamy-white, yellow, orange, pink, red
- Vegetation form: annual
- Flower type: flower heads
- Site: sunny; permeable soil