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Arctotis × hybrida hort. 'Flame' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Red in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

African daisy 'Flame'

Family

Asteraceae


Arctotis can be annuals or perennials, erect or spreading in habit, with simple or lobed leaves often silvery beneath, and showy daisy-like flowers in summer and early autumn

'Flame' is a tender perennial with lobed grey-green leaves and long-stemmed bright orange-red flowers to 8cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Arctotis 'Flame'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Needs a well-drained soil in full sun to flower well. Suitable for cultivation in a container

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly

Pests

Can get aphids and leaf-mining flies

Diseases

Generally disease free