Daisy: Orange Monarch of the Veldt (Venidium Fastuosum)
Monarch of the Veldt or Cape Daisy, is an annual native to Namibia and South Africa. It has become naturalized on roadsides and in vacant urban lots in southern California. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its showy flowers that are excellent for cutting and attracting beneficial insects and birds to your vegetable garden. It produces orange three to four inch flowers with dark markings.
Also Known As: Cape Daisy
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: white three to four inch flowers with dark markings.
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.