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Namaqualand Daisy

Dimorphotheca sinuata

Also known as

Cape Marigold, African Daisy, Sun Marigold, Glandular Cape Marigold, Star Of The Veldt

Dimorphotheca sinuata by Alex Tey (

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Namaqualand Daisy Overview

Dimorphotheca sinuata is a cheerful perennial plant from the daisy family, Asteraceae. This low-maintenance plant needs little water and can easily be grown in a container. It is often grown as an annual as it won't survive cold winters. It is commonly known by many names including Namaqualand Daisy, Cape Marigold and Sun Marigold, all referring to the attractive blooms. This bright annual daisy flowers from spring to midsummer and the flowers range in their colouring, most often orange-yellow. The flowers form extensive carpets in ideal conditions, creating an eye-catching display and attract bees and other insects.

Common problems with Namaqualand Daisy

Namaqualand Daisy is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

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    Treasure Flower

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    African daisy

    Arctotis spp.

    How to harvest Namaqualand Daisy

    Seeds and flowers can be harvested. Allow seedheads to dry on plants, then remove and collect the seeds. Seeds need to be collected soon after flowering, as they are blown away by the wind. Flowers can be cut and use for flower arrangements, although they close in low-light conditions!

    How to propagate Namaqualand Daisy


    Direct sow seeds in autumn, 2-4 mm deep. Germination takes 7-14 days.


    Propagate annuals from seed in spring and perennials from cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Namaqualand Daisy

    Drought resistant

    Namaqualand Daisy doesn't require a lot of water, and should only be watered in the morning, and avoiding the leaves for best results.

    Pot plant

    Namaqualand Daisy makes a great container plant and doesn't need a lot of watering.

    Attracts useful insects

    Insects are attrackted to the bright colors. and pollen during the day.

    Attracts butterflies

    Attracts bees

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Namaqualand Daisy

    Colourful spring time garden annual.


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