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ARCTOTIS x hybrida 'Lemon Drop'
Hybrid African Daisy, Lemon Drop Hybrid African Daisy
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Frost-tender, shrubby perennials often used as annuals, these showy hybrids result from crosses between several South African members of Arctotis. They bear large colorful daisies with contrasting dark halos on calf-high, leafless stems. The solitary blooms may be pink, red, orange, white, or yellow. They appear from summer into fall above densely massed, silvery green, slightly fuzzy leaves with deeply lobed margins. Blooms tend to stay open wider and longer in cloudy conditions than do those of other arctotis.
These hybrids favor sun and well drained soil but are not particular about fertility, flourishing even in poor sandy ground. In dry climates they require occasional watering. Alone or in mass, they excel at bringing summer color to Mediterranean and desert landscapes. They make excellent bedding and container plants for just about any climate. Remove spent blooms to encourage prolific and continued flowering and to prevent self-sowing.
12 - 10
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-20" / 20.3cm - 50.8cm
3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Hybrid Origin, Southern Africa
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Fuchsia, Rose, Coral
Green, Gray Green, Silver
Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
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