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African daisy

Dimorphotheca spp.

Also known as

Cape marigold, Sun marigold

IMG 0460-Dimorphotheca jucunda by C T Johansson (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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African daisy Overview

Genus of around 20 annual, perennial and evergreen subshrubs originating from Africa and Australia. They produce daisy-like yellow, orange or white flowers, sometimes with contrasting coloured markings. It includes the well known ox-eye daisy, also termed Cape daisy, Cape marigold or African daisy. Species in this genus can readily hybridise with species in the genus Osteospermum and they are widely sold as cultivated ornamental plants. Deadheading flowers past their prime encourages more vigorous flowering.

How to propagate African daisy


You can propagate the annuals by seeds which are sown under glass in mid-spring, the perennials by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.


Other uses of African daisy

Bedding plants also good for borders and window boxes. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Daisies | Fynbos

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African daisy

Arctotis spp.

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