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Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' - Orange African Daisy
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [X Venidio-Arctotis]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' 'PPAF (Pink African Daisy) - An evergreen perennial with a compact habit to 10 to 14 inches tall with velvety silver-gray foliage and pink flowers that have an orange-yellow eye and appear nearly continuously from April through November. Plant in full to part sun and irrigate only occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F (Zone 9). A great new color selection for perennial beds, accent planting, as a groundcover or in containers. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and the fuzzy gray foliage seems resistant to deer predation. Trim spent flowers (deadhead) to encourage prolonged rebloom. We received this plant from Florexpo-Gloeckner as part of Amerinova's Ravers series and, like the Sun Spot series, this plant is from the breeding program of Graham Noel Brown of Nuflora International in New South Wales, Australia. This series was bred for compact habit, strong blooming and attractive silver foliage. This is likely a 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 Acrtotis] fastuosa.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Arctotis 'Pink Sugar'.