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Star of the Veldt

English Name

Dimorphoteca Aurantiaca

Scientific Name

Description

This spreading plant has masses of large, bright orange daisy-like flowers that open in bright, sunny weather.

South Africa

Origin

Asteraceae

Family

61°F - 64°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

10 days - 15 days

Germination Period

6" - 1'3"

Height (feet/inches)

Maximum: 10"

Spacing (feet/inches)

Half-Hardy Annual

Life Cycle

Summer & Autumn

Seasons

None

Fragrance

Colors

Watering

Keep moist, do not overwater the plant.

Feeding

Feed every 14 days in soil, every 7 days in soil-less compost.

Germination

Sow on surface of seed compost, sprinkle fine dry compost to just cover seeds. Keep seed tray in lit position.

Propagation

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.

Cultivation

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.

Decorate

Looks good on large rock garden, in mixed borders and in containers.

Humidity

Dry, do not spray overhead.

Soil

Loam Based number 2 or soil-less compost.



Did you know?

The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.