Arctotis fastuosa / Namaqua Marigold / Half hardy annual / Seeds

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Arctotis fastuosa / Namaqua Marigold / Half hardy annual / Seeds

One of the wonderful Namaqualand daisies that flower in profusion every spring in Southern Africa.  This annual daisy produces large colourful orange flowers in spring or summer (depending on when they are sown) and grows to a good height of up to 60cm.  Although most flowers are orange, there is some natural variation of flower colour, generally in white and yellow.


The Namaqua Marigold likes full sun and well drained soil. The flowers open to face the sun.  Plants produce more flowers when they are well watered and fertilized.

 

Pack of 50 seeds.  Sow in autumn for late spring flowering and spring for summer flowering.   Start in seed trays and plant out after the last frost. Easy and fast to grow.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

   

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Hardiness Half hardy annual
Flowers June to August
Height 30 - 60cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Full sun and well drained soils
Sow

Sow in spring for a summer display or autumn fora late spring display. Sow in trays of moist seed compost or directly in prepared soil after the last frost. Scarifying (lightly scratching) the seeds before sowing can improve germination.  Keep at room temperature (about 20C).  Germination takes 1-2 weeks.  Pot on when seedlings are large enough to handle and plant outside after the last frost.  

Grow Water and fertilize well for the best flowers.  Flowers open in the sun.  Stem cuttings can be done in summer, preferably from non-flowering shoots. Plants die in the autumn, when they can be removed, and more seeds sown again in spring and/or autumn.