Arctotis x hybrida 'Flame'

African daisy

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Arctotis x hybrida 'Flame'

Plant details

Arctotis are showy South African daisies that enjoy a good drought. In a hot sunny position on light soil, the silvery-grey bushes will be transformed into a startling show of large 10cm blooms in vibrant colours, from white and cream to bright red, with gold or dark centres.

In dull weather and late in the day, the flowers close, but open again at a touch of sunshine and warmth. They're perfect for growing at the front of borders and in patio container displays.

Arctotis x hybrida 'Flame' has lobed, green-grey leaves and orange flowers on long stems.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Arctotis

Species: x hybrida

Cultivar: Flame

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 38cm

Spread: 23cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to September

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