- Approximate seeds per pound: 250,000
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid spring to fall
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Sandy, loam, light, well draining soil
- Temperature: 60F - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 10 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: African Daisy
African Daisy (Dimorphotheca Aurantiaca Mix) - African Daisy tolerates a wide range of soil types and occupies areas with 500 to 1500 mm annual rainfall. Like all South African wild flowers, this beauty is best grown in well-draining soil, not heavy loam or clay. If conditions are right, the African Daisy plant can provide spectacularly colorful blooms, and it is easily established from wild flower seed.
The African Daisy flowers are 1 - 1/2 inch wide flowers, which close at night, in the shade, and during cloud cover. The African Daisy colors are in shades of white, orange, yellow and apricot. The are known for attracting butterflies and bees to gardens. Spectacular results can come from directly sowing African Daisy seeds directly into prepared areas.
- African Daisies need full sun and a light dry soil.
- African Daisy wild flower seed can be sown in spring after frosts.
- Keep wild flower seed moist until germination
- Sow the seeds about 4 inches apart in the soil.
- Add a low nitrogen fertilizer to the African Daisy plant once a month.
- African Daisies do not transplant well so plant the flower seed where you want them to grow.
African Daisy care:
- Remove old and spent leaves to prevent fungus infections.
- When re-potting see that the crown of the plant is above the level of the soil.
- Generally, African Daisies do not need insecticides or fungicides.
- If a problem arises treat them with an insecticidal soap and /or fungicide.
- Mulching is done around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
- Water the African Daisy wild flowers well weekly until soil is completely moist.