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Products > Arctotis acaulis 'Big Magenta'
 
Arctotis acaulis 'Big Magenta' - African Daisy
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Magenta
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [X Venidio-Arctotis]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Arctotis acaulis 'Big Magenta' (African Daisy) - An evergreen groundcover that stays under 1 foot tall and spreads 2-3 feet and often wider with velvety gray foliage and large magenta daisy flowers with an orange ring in the center. Flowering begins in later winter and continues through summer. Plant in full sun. Very low water needs. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F (Zone 9). This is an SMG 2000 Introduction that was a sport of a plant that we previously sold as Arctotis 'Magenta'. Both of these plants are most likely Venidio-Arctotis hybrids or Arctotis Harlequin Hybrids (syn. Arctotis hybrida, X Venidioarctotis) which involved crossing and back crossing several species including Arctotis venusta grandis and Venidium [now Arctotis] fastuosa.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Arctotis acaulis 'Big Magenta' .