(Dimorphotheca sinuata ‘African Daisy Mix’)
African Daisy Mix is a beautiful annual flower that is native to south Africa but can be found growing in dry areas of Arizona and California. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 6-12” and features slender, light green spoon shaped 3” leaves and 2-3” petals that range in orange, yellow, pink, and white colors. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees and butterflies, and even tolerates drought!
Variety: African Daisy Mix
Also Known As: Cape Marigold, Glandular Cape Marigold, Rain Daisy, Sun Marigold, Star of the Veldt, Namaqualand
Native to: Cape Provinces, Namibia
Introduced into: Arizona, California, France, New South Wales, Pakistan, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia
Ease of growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Light: Full sun. 6 hours a day min.
Water: Low. Although drought tolerant once established, African daisies still need at least an inch of water per week, to grow their best.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Its flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Produces: slender, light green spoon shaped 3” leaves and 2-3” petals that range in orange, yellow, pink, and white colors.
(Gazania rigens ‘Treasure Flower’)
Treasure Flower is a tender perennial flower that is native to South African that grows perfectly for us at Project Purity Seeds in southern Illinois. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 12” and features long, narrow, dark green leaves and 3-4” daisy-like flowers that range in color from yellow to orange to red, with occasional contrasting spots or rings near the center. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees and butterflies, tolerates drought, is resistant to deer, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!