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Jewel of the veldt

Ursinia spp.

Also known as

Hook sedge

Ursinia anthemoides 02 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Jewel of the veldt Overview

There are about 40 species of annuals, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. They have pinnate, fern-like foliage and will bear terminal clusters of yellow, white, orange or occasionally red flowers with purple or yellow centres. They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5-7C and will need full light with well drained soil. They will require good ventilation if grown under glass. Propagation is by seed or greenwood cuttings in the spring.

Common problems with Jewel of the veldt

How to propagate Jewel of the veldt


Seed or greenwood cuttings in spring.


Other uses of Jewel of the veldt

Grown mainly for their flower-heads usually in summer, a few species for their foliage.

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