CAPE DAISY SEEDS
Monarch of the Veldt
Arctotis fastuosa syn. Venidium fastuosum
ORANGE Cape Daisy
Produces masses of vibrant orange, sunflower-like blooms above silky, silvery-green foliage. Dark central cone looks like a handsome dog's nose. Blooms is over an extended summer and fall season. High quality cut flowers. Stunning when mass planted. Grows to 2 feet tall.
WHITE Cape Daisy
A tough, easy to grow 2 foot tall annual that blooms all summer and fall. The large, white, 3-4 inch flowers are creamy white with black and bronze markings in the center. They are superb for cutting.
How to Plant Cape Daisy Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Can be direct sown into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, 3 inches apart. Thin to 1 foot apart.
Growing cape daisies: Full sun, moderate to average water. Plants prefer fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates heat, will take some drought once established. Flowers are excellent for cutting, and will attract bees, butterflies and birds. Cutting seed heads leads to maximum bloom. Consider leaving a few seedheads for the birds to eat, especially late in the season. Easy to grow, low maintenance plants.