This spreading plant has masses of large, bright orange daisy-like flowers that open in bright, sunny weather.
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Keep moist, do not overwater the plant.
Feed every 14 days in soil, every 7 days in soil-less compost.
Sow on surface of seed compost, sprinkle fine dry compost to just cover seeds. Keep seed tray in lit position.
Sow in situ (where they are to flower) or indoors in gentle heat in early Spring. They can also be sown in peat pots and transferred intact to the container.
Dimorphoteca must have full sun, well drained soil. Flowers refuse to open in shady spot. It dislikes root disturbance. Remove dead blooms to prolong display.
Looks good on large rock garden, in mixed borders and in containers.
Dry, do not spray overhead.
Loam Based number 2 or soil-less compost.
Scientists were able to revive a flowering plant from the fossilized fruit found in the stomach of an Arctic ground squirrel who was trapped in ice around 32,000 years ago.