(Arctotis fastuosa ‘Orange’)
Orange Monarch of the Veldt Daisy 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 orange petals that form a dark reddish ring around a dark center disk. This plant grows in a container, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and is great as a cut flower!
Variety: Orange Monarch of the Veldt Daisy
Also Known As: Cape 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 orange petals that form a dark reddish 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.
(Salvia Pratensis 'Meadow')
Meadow Sage is a clump-forming perennial herb that is native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia but can be commonly found growing throughout the northeastern and northwestern United States. At maturity this plant reaches the height of 36” and features upright racemes, 3” aromatic, grayish-green foliage, and clusters of two-lipped lavender-blue flowers. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, is resistant to deer and rabbits, tolerates drought, is edible, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!