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African Daisy

Arctotis auriculata

Also known as

African Cape Marigold, Arctotis African Daisies, Gousblom (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

African Daisy Overview

This African daisy has a bold, graphic look that's hard to find in other daisies. It is a tough plant tolerating drought, poor soil and even a certain amount of neglect. African Daisies grow best in areas where summers aren't too hot, where they will bloom constantly from spring until the first frost.

Common problems with African Daisy

Remove old and spent leaves to prevent fungus infections. If a problem arises treat them with an insecticidal soap and or fungicide.

    How to harvest African Daisy

    A light trim keeps the plant neat and tidy while encouraging new blooms.

    How to propagate African Daisy


    Plants can be easily propagated with softwood cuttings taken at any time of the year. African daisies do not transplant well, rather make new slips!


    Sow African Daisy seeds directly into the garden in early spring, or start them indoors 6-8 weeks before the date of your last killing frost. Germination time takes 10-14 days.

    Special features of African Daisy

    Attracts birds

    Large blooms attracts birds

    Attracts useful insects

    Attracts bees and butterflies

    Pot plant

    Very suitable for containers

    Other uses of African Daisy

    Pioneer plant - grows quickly to cover large areas, giving more slow-growing plants time to establish.

    Daisies | Fynbos

    A photo of African daisy

    African daisy

    Arctotis spp.

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