100+ African Daisy Flower Seeds-Mixed Colors--B309

100+ African Daisy Flower Seeds-Mixed Colors--B309

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100+ African Daisy Flower Seeds-Mixed Colors-B309


These plants have beautiful silver/grey foliage that lays the groundwork for a stunning floral display. The blooms of this plant come in a wide array of colors that can put on quite the show for an extended period of time in mild climates.

African daisy is a tough plant native to South Africa Colorful Combinations Daisy-like blooms burst from the plant every morning. The blooms all consist of a row of showy outer petals in bright colors and a compact "eye" in the center. The eye of the bloom comes in many different colors, typically brown, gold, pink, or green. While the majority of the flowers come in solid colors, some fade into another color toward the center of the bloom for an almost tie-dye effect.

These happy flowers can cover a plant in the right season and hold on for quite a long time. With so many colors to choose from, there's no reason not to try out an African daisy. As if the flower color palette wasn't enough, these South African natives have silver/gray foliage that lends another visual appeal to the overall plant. When paired with the bright jewel-toned blooms, the silver foliage really sets off the vibrant blossoms for a great visual effect in a mass planting or as a stand-alone specimen.

African Daisy Care Must-Knows Because these plants hail from extremely sandy and rocky areas like the dunes of South Africa, African daisies need well-drained soils in order to perform their best. This, however, doesn't mean that they like to stay too hot and dry. In fact, their climate is typically very mild. When grown in areas with hot summers, African daisies take a break from blooming and focus on surviving the stressful heat of the summer. Once things start to cool back down, the show picks up where it left off and will bloom until frost. If you are planning on using African daisies in your garden, treat them as a cool season bloom as you would pansies and stocks in warmer areas.

Another important thing to consider when deciding where to plant African daisy is that its blooms close up at night. Blooms sometimes don't even fully open when it's overcast or bad weather. So if you plan on planting in an area that is most used in the evening hours, it might be a good idea to find a substitute that can better be enjoyed in the evening. To keep the show going all season, it's best to remove any old, spent blossoms from the plants. This will help encourage new growth and keep plants producing flowers longer.

If you are planning on using African daisies each year, save some of the seeds from the spent blossoms and start them a couple weeks before the last frost. They'll be ready to sow outdoors once its safe from frost.

How to Grow African Daisies: African Daisy are grown from seeds. Directly sow seeds into your flower garden. Or, start African Daisy plants indoors eight to ten weeks before the last frost date in your area.

Sow African Daisy seeds early in the season, and cover lightly with 1/8" of fine garden or potting soil.

Ideal plant spacing is 10" apart. African Daisy plants will tolerate a little crowding.

Days to Germination: 10 - 21

Flowers Bloom: Spring to Fall

Growing African Daisy is easy.

Grow them in full sun.

Height: 12"

Season: Annual

Hardiness Zone:3-10

Optimal Temperature: 15-21 C (60-70 C)

The plants grow well in sandy, loam, light, well draining soil. Keep the soil moist, not wet. Add a general purpose fertilizer when planting, then once a month after that.

Apply water regularly. Avoid getting the leaves wet, as these plants are susceptible to fungal disease. Weed frequently early in the season. Apply mulch to keep the weeds down. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooms. African Daisy are good re-seeders. Plant them where they can drop their seeds and grow undisturbed for years.