White Monarch of the Veldt is a tender perennial flower that is native to south Africa but can be found growing in California. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 12-24” and features finely cut silvery green leaves and flower heads that have long slender white petals that form a both a dark, and bright orange ring around a dark center disk. This plant grows in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and is great as a cut flower!
Species: Arctotis fastuosa
Cultivar: White Monarch of the Veldt Daisy
Also Known As: Cape Daisy, Namaqua-land Daisy.
Native to: Cape Provinces, Namibia
Introduced into: California
Grown as: 3-9 (Annual)
Maturity (Blooms): Late spring to early fall
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Well drained soil, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Yes. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: finely cut silvery green leaves and flower heads that have long slender white petals that form a both a dark, and bright orange ring around a dark center disk.
For areas with a longer bloom season, prepare a weed free seedbed outdoors, and direct sow the seeds 1/8" deep once frost danger has passed.
Sage: Meadow (Salvia Pratensis)